Over the years, nearly 79% of investors and 99% of millennials have become interested in sustainable investments.
We expect to see investments in renewable energy, ESG themes, and green finance products take off. This is because of increased green-energy adoption and global awareness. That results from key sustainability issues like climate change and others.
Let’s look at one example: renewable energy. According to the IEA (International Energy Agency), the annual renewable capacity increased by 45% in May 2020. As such, 280 gigawatts got generated, the highest since 1999. The IEA projects renewable energy will account for 90% of global power capacity in the future.
Companies like Eurex, a leading provider of European-based derivatives, offer 26 ESG options and futures. These are listed across the fixed income segment and equity index. As a result, these companies provide investors with an opportunity to diversify their portfolios.