What to Consider Before Investing in 'Sustainable' Funds

What to Consider Before Investing in 'Sustainable' Funds l San Francisco Chronicle

By: Stan Choe, April 21, 2016

  • It's easier than ever to invest with the goal of helping the environment or society. But easy doesn't mean simple. The investment industry is unveiling ever-more options that steer money toward companies that are leaders in cutting pollution, pushing for better labor conditions or protecting shareholders' interests. The mainstreaming of this environmental, social and governance approach, or ESG, is great for investors who want their money to do good and do well, but it also creates an even more dizzying array of choices.