Financing Sustainable Entrepreneurship

At least since BlackRock boss Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs in 2019, investing in ESG assets has become a major topic among both retail and institutional investors. In a new article, we address the question of how economically attractive investments in ESG-oriented startups are.

Net capital inflows into sustainability-oriented firms and funds are soaring, and so are the valuations of ESG assets. Yet, the economics of sustainable investing are controversial among practitioners and academics. While many industry reports point to the high net capital inflows and favorable valuations of sustainable assets, financial economists warn that ESG-investing hype could be … Read more