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BlackRock tilts the tables on ESG toward value stocks

A text sent by BlackRock to financial advisers has opened up a conversation about the relative scarcity of value-based investing among managers of ESG funds.

BlackRock logo. | Photo: SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters / X90052

Most managers of ESG equity funds have filled their portfolios in recent years with growth stocks, like those found in the tech sector. It’s precisely this group however that’s been hammered this year, creating losses approaching as much as 30%.

Now there’s a rethink going on across the industry.

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