It seems a more silent protest may also be taking place. From the date of the election through January, $1.8 billion has been invested in funds in the socially resposible category, while $133 billion has been taken out of funds that do not have "environmental or social mandates."
This change in the investing landscape has become a challenge for fund managers as they struggle to identify green companies in the face of potentially changing regulations. The current administration, well known for doubting the validity of climate change, is a proponent of the coal industry. Supporting known pollution contributors while cutting environmental protections leaves much "up in the air.
Shoshanna Delventhal discusses these issues as well as a potential upside for wind and water in her recent article, Green Investors Bolster Socially Responsible Funds.
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