Sustainable Investing

More investors than ever want to make a positive social or environmental impact with their money, while still achieving competitive returns. That’s sustainable investing, and it accounts for nearly $2.8 trillion in assets under management globally.

Why you should consider sustainable investing

Sustainable investing means including not just financial factors but also environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria when you analyze an investment. It rests on the idea that companies are more likely to succeed and generate a strong return if they provide value to all their stakeholders from employees to customers to the broader community.

Source: Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, Sustainable Reality Report (2023)

How you can start investing with impact

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Perspectives and Insights

Now that we've joined forces with Morgan Stanley, we're excited to bring you the latest insights on sustainable investing from the combined company.

New investment strategies, demand for resources and more stringent regulations are shaping the next decade of sustainable investing.

US state and local governments are increasingly using bonds to raise capital for infrastructure and housing projects that mitigate and protect against extreme weather events. Here’s what it could mean for your portfolio.

A growing population of investors who ally with the LGBTQ+ community plus generational shifts in wealth are creating demand and opportunities for investments that support LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion.

Greater workplace equality continues to boost companies' performance. Learn how it makes a difference in their bottom lines.

Investors now have a variety of approaches to pursue a more inclusive society, as well as their financial goals.

Large global banks have an opportunity to develop new ‘green’ sources of revenue tied to everything from carbon trading to helping finance the estimated $50 trillion needed to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

Learn why municipal bonds align with ESG principles that could make a positive impact and why these securities may be undervalued.

Carbon capture and storage could represent one of the best solutions for achieving a net-zero future while still meeting the world’s growing energy needs.

Discover how gender lens investing can help enhance your portfolio’s bottom line while also promoting greater workplace diversity and equity.

A new study from Calvert, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, examines whether racial and ethnic board diversity can have a positive effect on stock performance.

The gap between the world’s renewable supply of water and demand is expected to be 40% by 2030, bringing a new urgency to addressing water scarcity. Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Research Team does a deep dive on the causes, implications, and solutions.

Increasing demand and significant cost reductions have changed the clean energy landscape. Learn how decarbonization efforts may present long-term opportunities for investors.

Green bonds give fixed income investors a way to incorporate environmental and social causes into their portfolio strategies. We dig into what green bonds are, how they’ve started to gain traction, and what to consider before investing.

Climate change presents risks, but there are ways for investors to take part in positive change.

As the world increasingly transitions to a low-carbon economy, explore how you can pursue your climate action goals alongside your financial objectives.

You’ve probably noticed that sustainable investing is a hot topic among investors these days. But what exactly is it, how do investors do it, and how can you get started if you think it’s right for you? Let’s take a look.

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Changing tides: Water scarcity


Water scarcity brings unique challenges in the path to a more sustainable future. Solving for them will mean both risk and opportunity for investors.