What is Socially Responsible investing or ESG Investing? or sustainable investing.

ESG investing uses Environmental, Social and Governance factors to evaluate companies and countries on how advanced they are with sustainability. The factors help judge an investment’s financial returns and it’s overall impact on the community/world.

Environmental factors look at the conservation of the natural world

Social factors look at the treatment of people both inside and outside the company

Governance factors look at how a company is run

  • Carbon emissions.
  • Air and water pollution.
  • Deforestation.
  • Green energy initiatives.
  • Waste management.
  • Water usage.

  • Employee gender and diversity.
  • Data security.
  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Company sexual harassment policies.
  • Human rights at home and abroad.
  • Fair labor practices.

  • Diversity of board members.
  • Political contributions.
  • Executive pay.
  • Large-scale lawsuits.
  • Internal corruption.
  • Lobbying.