For the fourth year in a row, a record amount of money in the United States has flowed into funds that specialize in socially responsible investing. In the first six months of 2019, a net $8.9 billion was invested in these funds — $3.4 billion more than in all of 2018. The 2019 data are as of June 30.

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Source: Jon Hale, “Sustainable Funds in the U.S. Saw Record Flows in the First Half,” Morningstar, July 11, 2019, https://www.morningstar.com/articles/935713/sustainable-funds-in-the-us-saw-record-flows-in-the-first-half

Year Net Investment in Sustainable Funds, in Billions of Dollars
2009 $1.1
2010 $0.6
2011 -$0.5
2012 -$0.6
2013 $2.6
2014 $4.6
2015 $2.8
2016 $5.0
2017 $5.2
2018 $5.5
2019 $8.9

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