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Should ESG just focus on climate change?

    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 […]

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What does a change in ESG rating tell us about future returns?

    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 […]

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Gaming ESG fund performance to attract assets

    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 […]

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ESG investing: Is best-in-class the way to go?

    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 […]

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Can investors improve returns by reducing ESG risks?

    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 […]

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Is ESG investing a panacea or Chinese Communist conspiracy?

    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 […]

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