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ESG Funds: Secretly Investing in Tech Giants Despite Sustainability Claims?


Mega-cap tech stocks dominate many ESG funds. Here’s why


ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) funds aim to invest in companies that prioritize these factors while still targeting top performers in various industries.

Surprisingly, many ESG funds heavily invest in tech giants like Nvidia, Amazon, and Meta, which also dominate ETFs tracking the S&P 500.

Since the tech sector is considered cleaner, ESG funds often overweight it.

However, ESG funds do not exclude all sectors, including energy, as they recognize its importance to the economy.

Despite some outflows in recent quarters, investor interest in ESG funds remains strong, particularly among individuals seeking long-term and sustainable investment options.

  • Overall sentiment: positive
  • Positive


    “While these strategies consider a company’s environmental, social and governance factors, these funds still aim to invest in top performers across industry groups”

    “ESG funds also tend to be more heavily invested in technology stocks because the sector is one of the “cleaner” industries, according to former VettaFi financial futurist Dave Nadig.”

    “Global ESG funds saw their first net quarterly outflows on record in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to Morningstar.”

    “[Advisors] pulled back. They probably aren’t coming back.”

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