BLI Blog: Thematic funds: the Holy Grail of sustainable and responsible investment?
Thematic funds, which were already popular before the SRI craze, have mushroomed. With the ‘E’ in ESG now somewhat overcrowded, fund management companies are focusing on the ‘S’ to try and differentiate themselves. New funds emphasising the ‘social’ pillar are gaining traction.Thematic funds are the most likely candidates to fall within the scope of Article 9 (products that focus specifically on achieving a sustainability goal) of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). The underlying idea is that once an ESG theme is chosen.
But is there a risk of green washing as claimed by certain NGO studies?
Read the full blog article by Fanny Nosetti, Head of Multimanagement at BLI