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Sovereign wealth funds turned a corner in sustainable finance in 2021

SWFs' investments in the ESG space globally surged 215.3 per cent in 2021 to $22.7 billion, from $7.2 billion the previous year

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Ashley Coutinho
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are increasing their focus on sustainability-centred products. Their involvement comes as investors continue to push asset managers to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into consideration in search of better returns. 

SWFs' investments in the ESG space globally surged 215.3 per cent in 2021 to $22.7 billion, from $7.2 billion the previous year, revealed the data acquired by Finbold - a financial news platform. Over the same period, the number of deals increased from 19 to 37.

In 2019, their investment stood at $5.2 billion, while in 2018, the figure was $6 billion — a slight drop

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First Published: Jan 23 2022 | 11:22 PM IST

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