"Become the change you seek in the world"
ESG investing enables the individual investor to go beyond Socially Responsible Investing.
E = Environmental
S = Social
G = Corporate Governance
ESG investing takes into consideration ESG criteria in investment analysis and portfolio constructions across asset classes.
Environmental Climate, energy efficiency, pollution, sustainable agriculture and water.
Social Work place safety, labor, workplace benefits, diversity, community relations and human and animal rights.
Corporate Governance Political contributions, executive compensation, board diversity, board independence and transparency and disclosure.
Active investors are reaching out to engage companies regarding policy and behavior on specific ESG issues using the following methods:
Engaging in dialogue with management and/or boards of companies.
Sponsoring shareholder resolutions.
The return may be lower than if the advisor made decisions based solely investment considerations.