Environmental, Social, & Governance Investing
Helping You Align Your Investment Objectives With Your Moral Compass
When it comes to SRI and ESG, we get to know our clients and find out what is important to them so that we can build an SRI portfolio that reflects their values and objectives.
Social, environmental, and governance issues are the three that are covered under the SRI and ESG umbrella.
This type of investing focuses on more equitable societies and respect for human rights. Some common issues covered might be gender and diversity policies, safety and quality controls, human rights and labor standards, and privacy and data security.
For enviornmental causes, people are investing in companies that emphasize sustainability and resource efficieny and advocate for climate change, energy efficiency, natural resources, and pollution.
When trying to make a governmental impact when investing, an investor will normally look at a company's corporate behavior, corporate governance, accounting practices, and board practices to determine if their values are aligned.
When working with a client to get more involved with SRI and ESG, we start by walking through the four common SRI and ESG approaches to help clients figure out which approach is best for them.
ESG integration allows an investor to combine ESG factors with traditional factors to evaluate the risk/reward profile of the investments.
Exclusionary investing is a tactic that allows investors to eliminate companies or sectors whose views don't align with the investor.
Inclusionary investing is when the investor seeks out companies to include in their portfolio that align with their beliefs.
Impact investing involves investing in companies that aim to deliver both measurable social/environmental impact as well as financial return.