Plastics are ubiquitous in modern society, but their widespread use comes with severe impacts to the environment. Around 6600 million tons of plastic made globally since the 1950s remains as pollution in our waterways and landfills. Additionally, more than 99% of this plastic has been produced using energy from fossil fuels, contributing significantly to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions throughout that time.
ESG isn’t just another buzzword, it is a product of the growing interest of investors wanting to invest in companies that do more than simply make money. Investments in ESG funds have increased 8x since 2018, and this trend is expected to continue over the coming years.