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By LARRY SWEDROE While environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives are increasingly becoming a primary focus in asset management, investors often confront a substantial amount of uncertainty about the true ESG profile of a firm. Demonstrating the point, the authors of the study Aggregate Confusion: The Divergence of ESG Ratings found that the […]
The inevitable backlash against environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies that we have seen in 2022 is now giving way to more practical reflections about the way forward for sustainable investment. A new industry paper provides a possible framework. Up until 2021, just about every media article about the ESG movement was […]
By LARRY SWEDROE Interest in sustainable investing has grown so dramatically over the past decade that by 2020, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing accounted for more than one-third of total assets under management in the United States, or about $17 trillion. That trend has been accompanied by heightened research into the […]
By LARRY SWEDROE Although investment returns are important to investors, interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies has been on the rise. That interest has been accompanied by a boom in funds catering to the demand. In June 2013, there were 33 ESG funds, accounting for only 2.6 percent of all […]
By LARRY SWEDROE Sustainable investing has grown dramatically in the past decade. By 2020, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing accounted for more than one-third of total assets under management in the United States, or about $17 trillion. An issue for investors is that today there are seven main providers of ESG […]
By LARRY SWEDROE The increased popularity of ESG investing has been accompanied by a rise in research into the subject. The heightened investor interest in sustainability has also led to changes in cash flows — raising the cost of capital of companies with poor ESG scores and lowering it for companies with […]
By ROBIN POWELL After years of extraordinary growth, the industry that’s built up around environmental, social and governance, or ESG investing, is facing a backlash. Some are now questioning the entire premise of ESG investing, seeing in it a type of “woke capitalism” that gets in the way of shareholder interests. For […]