Sustainable funds aim for positive environmental and social impact alongside financial returns. They include companies meeting minimum criteria in areas like reducing their carbon footprint or supporting gender equality, or they exclude companies such as tobacco, weapons, or fossil fuel companies.
Research has shown that sustainable investments perform at least as well as non-sustainable investments. 1 Below we show financial performance for ~30 sustainable funds compared to benchmarks such as the S&P 500.
The Global Sustainable Funds tracker shows average return for all ~30 sustainable funds below (US and ex-US); the US Sustainable Funds tracker shows average return for all US sustainable funds below.