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Advisors’ Advice: Clients’ Biggest ESG Investing Questions

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It’s estimated that more than $30 trillion is invested in sustainable, impact or ESG — environmental, social and governance — products around the globe. The interest, especially with millennials, has grown dramatically, whereas large firms such as BlackRock make it a centerpiece of their offerings. However, only 41% of financial advisors have discussed impact investing with their clients, and about half are familiar with it or see it as a long-term trend, according to a new study from Fidelity Charitable.

But times are changing. We asked several younger advisors to share the most common ESG investing questions they receive today from their clients. Many of these advisors focus on impact investing in their practices. Today, all advisors should be prepared to answer these questions, especially from younger investors. Check out the gallery above to see the questions these advisors are commonly asked, and how they answer them.

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