Green Pools: Evolving ESG Trading Ecosystems

Compared to the wide range of liquid, tradable instruments associated to more traditional benchmarks like the S&P 500®, the trading ecosystem of ESG-based investment products is still in its infancy. But, with the increased volume in listed futures linked to the S&P 500 ESG Index and S&P Europe 350® ESG Index, change is afoot.

Of course, market participants have used exchange-traded vehicles for ESG investing for quite some time. The first ESG ETF launched 20 years ago, and there are now nearly 1,000 ETFs and ETPs listed globally with approximately USD 400 billion in assets as of February 2022, a massive contrast to the USD 2 billion in assets in 2005, according to ETFGI.

You can now read the full whitepaper at the link below