The 2018 Disruptive ETF Virtual Summit kicked off at 10:00 a.m. ET Thursday with a chockful of insight into robotics, AI & automation. At 11:00 a.m. ET, the second panel of experts divulged their thoughts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing–Aniket Shah, Head of Sustainable Investing, Oppenheimer Funds; Martin Kremenstein, Senior Managing Director, Head of Retirement Products and ETFs; and Kate Macauley, ESG and Impact Strategies, Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
The discussion kicked off with a question to financial advisors regarding the state of ESG investing in general with respect to their clients’ knowledge regarding ESG. ESG investing is still looking to gain more broad acceptance from investors as the space continues to expand with a greater outreach.
The results were mixed, but collectively, over 80% did actually care about ESG issues or were at least aware of its availability as a tangible investment opportunity. With the help of more education in the space, ESG industry purveyors can parlay this into more expansive growth for ESG in the future, which is already being felt.
“I think we are in the early stages of that acceleration (of education), but growing quite a bit,” said Shah.
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