Sustainable Investing

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:

Environmental Social Governance
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