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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Sustainable ESG Investing

Answers to FAQs About Sustainable/ESG Investing

By Josh Weller | August 26, 2019

Does Sustainable Investing require accepting lower returns? This is a myth. Performance tracking against benchmarks suggests that investors who are in alignment with their values and beliefs are now achieving competitive or better returns than traditional (depending on the specific investment). Keep in mind that ESG data is now available on every large cap stock…

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What is Sustainable/ESG Investing, and How It Differs from “Socially Responsible Investing” of the Past

By Josh Weller | July 12, 2019

“Sustainable Investing aims to identify companies that offer potential for strong financial returns while also demonstrating a commitment to sustainable business practices and positive impact. Sustainability is typically evaluated through analysis of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, practices, and performance.” * Excerpt, Putnam Investments, “What is sustainable investing?”  Decades ago, I lived in a…

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Sustainable ESG Investing

Answers to FAQs About Sustainable/ESG Investing

By Josh Weller | July 1, 2019

There are a number of terms used for Sustainable Investing. How are they different? There’s no question:  the four terms which have been used interchangeably for Sustainable Investing warrant clarification: Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Impact Investing ESG Investing (Environmental-Social-Governance) Sustainable Investing Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) was the original label established decades ago and was a…

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