Demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds increased substantially throughout 2019, as media headlines were dominated by stories of activism and commitments from companies to achieve carbon-neutral or negative status.

This trend is set to continue in 2020, as sustainability concerns and the impact of investment choices gathers greater attention. As a result, more funds are adopting ESG criteria, but which funds are the ones worth backing, and which have been lagging?

With that in mind, here are the best performing ESG funds throughout in 2019 – on a compound annual growth basis (CAGR). 

Best performing ESG funds of 2019 by CAGR

Rank Company Fund Name CAGR YTD 3 Years Last Month AUM ($)

(Criteria used: AUM > $100M, Track Record > 1 Year, up to Feb 2020)

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