Investors have decided that by investing in products that make an impact on socially responsible behavior they will help save the world.
By the end of 2016, there were 1,002 investment funds of all types incorporating environmental, social and governance criteria with more than $2.6 trillion in assets under management (out of a total universe of $8 trillion invested in socially responsible products), according to the US SIF, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.
Scroll through the slideshow above to view the top 10 ESG funds based on one-year performance (June 2016-June 2017) as ranked by Morningstar. These funds have more than $100 million under management and at least a three-year track record. We’ve added why they are considered ESG funds.