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The ESG Market Is Controlled by a Few Big Investors

Traders On Floor Of NYSE As U.S. Markets Reopen After Holiday
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The market for ESG-focused exchange-traded funds has been among the world’s hottest investment areas for more than two years now.

About $120 billion flowed into these funds in 2021 as investors increase their bets on companies deemed to have the highest environmental, social and governance credentials.