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Could it be time to consider sustainable investing?

As the world changes, investors find themselves at a crossroads.

THOSE WHO INTEGRATE SUSTAINABLE investments into their approach may be better positioned to take advantage of the potential opportunities that this change creates — and to benefit from investing in the momentum of a changing world.

Three blue circles containing different data points. The first circle and data point says: In 2020, net flows into U.S. sustainable open-end and exchange-traded funds exceeded $50 billion (the words “exceeded $50 billion are in bold). The second circle and data point says: That’s more than double the total for 2019… (the words “more than double” are bolded). The third circle and data point says: and nearly 10 times the amount invested in 2018 (the words “nearly 10 times” are bolded).

Source: Morningstar, Jan. 2021

Learn more about sustainable investing

“Sustainable investing is not an all-or-nothing proposition”

—Jackie VanderBrug, Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Strategy in the Chief Investment Office for Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank


It’s up to you how sustainable your portfolio is

Sustainable investing is not an all-or-nothing proposition. You can decide how much of your portfolio you want to invest sustainably, and can transition right away or over time. You can also choose from a wide range of sustainable investment approaches, incorporating sustainable investments into your portfolio in a range of ways.

The appropiate solution may even be a combination of these strategies, brought together to create a personalized investment approach. Your Merrill advisory team will work with you to evaluate and prioritize your financial goals as well as discuss your sustainability preferences, to identify the approach and investment options that are appropriate for your financial situation.

Four circles gathered together with their borders touching. The first circle is dark gray with a white icon of a hand pointing and tapping a touch screen within it. Outside of that circle are the words: Select from a range of CIO multi-asset sustainable portfolios that can serve as the basis for your long-term investing approach. The next circle is a lighter blue with a white checklist icon within it. Outside of that circle are the words: Opt to make simple elections to avoid certain companies or industries. The next circle is a navy blue with a white leaf icon within it. Outside of that circle are the words: Make targeted investments using mutual funds, exchange-traded funds or separately managed accounts to focus on a specific type of impact or sustainability theme. The next circle is blue with a white file icon within it. Outside of that circle are the words: Add non-traditional sustainable investments in the form of sustainable alternative investments or impact-first investments. That sentence is followed by a footnote 1, corresponding to disclosure number 1.

Talk to us to learn how sustainable investing can help you pursue your goals

Learn about Bank of America’s commitment to a sustainable world.