What Does ESG Mean?
Let’s start with a little context. When you invest, your fund manager evaluates all kinds of financial data about the companies or bonds you invest in. Sustainable investors ask managers to go a step further – to look at other kinds of information in addition to financial data.
A company’s impact on the environment and the world around them
How a company treats customers, the people who work for them, and the communities they operate in
Factors like board diversity, executive salaries, transparency, and political contributions
Why Does ESG Matter?
Why do people choose to invest sustainably, and is it right for you? Check out our white paper! “Three Reasons to Become a Sustainable Investor — and the One Big Reason You’ll Be Glad You Did.” Or read our Basics series, which will answer the most important questions you’ll face as you choose sustainable investing.