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.
With increasing attention and emphasis on sustainability issues related to public health, climate change, and social justice, ESG factors can help you understand an investment’s risk, opportunities, and social impact more holistically.
Despite challenging market conditions in 2022, investor interest and demand for sustainable funds remained strong. Sustainable funds' assets under management continued to grow as a proportion of the market throughout the year, even as traditional funds saw outflows.
New sustainable solutions like renewable energy or clean technology have become more material in the short term for companies’ earnings. Renewables, for example, are expected to overtake coal as the largest source of global electricity production in 2025, making clear that clean energy is no longer just a long-term investment opportunity.
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Water for the future
Discover how to invest in companies that are in industries related to potable water and water conservation and purification.
Learn how to put your money behind the growing call for clean and renewable energy.
Discover ways to invest in companies that develop and provide solutions to promote decarbonization and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Perspectives and Insights
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The Inflation Reduction Act and clean energy
The Inflation Reduction Act represents the single biggest climate investment in US history, so how will these provisions influence consumers' pocketbooks and the clean energy market?
The next phase of ESG
Interest in ESG investing has risen exponentially in recent years, leading to increased scrutiny around, and appreciation for, the hard data. Head of US Public Policy Research and Municipal Strategy Michael Zezas and Head of the ESG Fixed Income Research Team Carolyn Campbell discuss.
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.