What Is Sustainable Investing?
Sustainable investing integrates ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria into a rigorous process of fundamental financial analysis. Sustainable investment firms look for companies to invest in that are both financially strong and incorporate ESG criteria into their business decisions. These companies may be better business risks because their managers focus on long-term growth, require transparency throughout the organization and promote clear environmental and workplace risk mitigation policies.
ESG CRITERIA Chart:
|Air and water management||Access to medicines||Executive pay|
|Biodiversity||Child labor||Diverse, independent boards|
|Climate change; risk mitigation||Equal opportunity & diversity||Transparency|
|Renewable energy; alternative environmental technologies||Conflict & Repressive regimes||Corporate Social Responsibility report|
|Energy efficiency||Community initiatives|
|Genetic Engineering||Health & Safety|
|Mining and quarrying||Human rights|
|Nuclear power||Labor relations|
|Waste and toxic chemical management||Supply chain management|