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.
By: James Lord, April 19, 2016
- S&P Dow Jones Indices has partnered with sustainable investing specialist RobecoSAM to launch a new index family targeting positive environmental, social and corporate governance exposures on a global and regional scale. The S&P ESG Index Series consists of the S&P Global 1200 ESG Index, the S&P 500 ESG Index, the S&PEurope 350 ESG Index and the S&P/TOPIX 150 ESG Index.
By: Diane Lederman, April 19, 2016
- Classes at Hampshire College were canceled Tuesday afternoon, allowing the campus to address student demands including full divestment, greater student involvement in governance and support for underrepresented communities including undocumented students.
ESG Doesn’t Deserve Non-diversification ‘Stigma’ l Investor Daily
April 18, 2016
- The rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies and the shift away from strict negative screening has allowed socially responsible investment funds to become better diversified, says investment management firm Eaton Vance.