March 27, 2024

Building a Greener Portfolio

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, evolution is not just a concept, but the reality of commercial endeavors. Recently, as the effects of climate change are presenting themselves, people and organizations are turning to more sustainable practices.​​ Aspects such as recycling, mitigating carbon emissions, and other sustainable business practices are being implemented by many companies. These new sustainable practices are being recognized by investors, and ‘green’ companies are gaining special attention such as an increase in investments. This shift towards investing sustainably has been championed by ESG Investing, which is a way of measuring how sustainable a company is so investors can promote environmentally friendly companies. 

ESG Investing, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance is a way of looking at a company’s overall contribution before deciding to invest in this company. ESG criteria considers how well public companies can care for the environment and their community, and ensure that management and corporate governance meet high standards. ESG investing is centered on channeling investments into companies dedicated to enhancing the world and combating climate change. For numerous individuals, this represents a harmonization of personal ethics with business practices. Consequently, investors often prioritize companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to these pivotal issues.

When it comes to ESG investing, breaking down each term is crucial for fully comprehending the concept. The ‘E’ in ESG describes environmental impacts that a company has. This includes factors such as carbon footprint, toxic chemicals used in production, and overall sustainability initiatives. The ‘S’ in ESG stands for the social impact of the company. Social impact is measured both locally and globally, focusing on aspects such as LGBTQ+ equality, racial diversity, and overall inclusivity and treatment of employees. The ‘G’ in ESG stands for the governance of the company. Governance is paying special attention to executive pay, diversity, and other factors within the leadership of the company. Overall each of these components work together to make companies that prioritize both people and the planet.

 A Global Sustainable Investment Alliance noted that in 2020, there had been a 15% growth in sustainable assets. People are paying special attention to companies that take these extra steps. ESG investing is a logical, straightforward way to ensure that companies are serving their communities and the earth. By being up to ESG standards, your company can be noticed and can see an increase in investments. 

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