The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the urgent and universal need to preserve the planet for future generations. At SWM, we are committed to and passionate about sustainable (or “ESG”) investing. ESG stands for “Environmental, Social and Governance” as per the CFA Institute definition below.

There is clear evidence that ESG investing generates outperformance. This is evident from SWM’s own significant out-performance (see fact sheets on the Our Portfolios page), but also from independent, longer-term research such as this study from ESG Clarity.

ESG ETFs also outperformed significantly during the recent Covid crisis, as shown in this report from Morningstar Research.

SWM’s own ESG white paper is available via the link below.

Flows into ESG ETFs are exploding :

sustainable funds quarterly flow chart Dec 2020



CFA institute definitions of ESG :