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ESG-Hungry Investors Have Plenty of ETFs to Pick in Canada

  • BMO launches seven new ETFs, following RBC last year
  • Younger investors are increasingly exercising their power
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Jan. 31: ESG ETF Flows Rake in Billions to Begin 2020

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Canada has kicked off 2020 with a slew of new products aimed at investors who want to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into their investment portfolios.

Seven ESG-focused exchange traded funds began trading in January, the biggest month for launches of those funds since March 2019, when eight ESG products were created, according to National Bank Financial. The new funds are being launched after two years of strong net flows for Canadian-listed ESG ETFs -- more than C$300 million ($226 million) in 2018 and almost C$150 million last year.