The impact of addressing sustainable issues, from climate change to racial and social justice, has become a compelling investment case and, just as important, not factoring in these issues represents an investment risk.
GreenPrint survey shows two-thirds of Americans are willing to pay more for sustainable goods.
Two Parnassus funds are among the top five funds listed in the most recent RRI. WCM, Clearbridge and JP Morgan are the other top investment families.
Companies in sectors that many ESG funds would exclude, such as tobacco, fossil fuel and gaming companies, can still access credit markets with relative ease, investors say.
Republican Hester Peirce says ESG disclosure mandates undermine materiality and harm investors. Democrat Caroline Crenshaw says ‘consistent, comparable’ ESG disclosure helps investors.
New rules are supposed to give investors more transparnecy into products’ ESG credentials, but the effectiveness of SFDR is up for debate.
Advisers should explain to investors that solving societal change is a long term opportunity.
The GOP commission member said the agency should provide guidance before bringing enforcement cases.
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