We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and economies across the world have felt the economic strain since early this year.

In a recent article by Institutional Investor, they cover the steadily rising ESG trend and how it’s responded to the current crisis.

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Investing has been on the rise since its inception in 2004. In the first quarter of 2020, investors put an additional $46 billion into the growing pot anticipated to hit $50 trillion in the next two decades.

While some believe ESG strategies might not be well-positioned for volatile market conditions, the folks at Institutional Investor say that isn’t so and in fact state the opposite may be true. The current crisis may very well highlight how ESG factors can help investors understand how a company operates and is managed.

Companies with strong ESG ratings have thus far done better than many of their counterparts and have demonstrated greater resilience.

Read the full article here to learn more.