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Investing in virtue is hard when few companies qualify

April 18, 2018

It's not easy being a socially conscious investor. To see why, look no further than Facebook Inc. By any reasonable ethical standard, the social media giant doesn't measure up. The Cambridge Analytica debacle and its aftermath revealed that...

Family foundations beginning to shame public companies to invest more in ESG causes

April 12, 2018

John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil Co., and as a result was the richest person on the planet when he died in 1937. Yet, some of his 200-plus living descendants have embarked on a mission to challenge Standard Oil offspring Exxon Mobil...

Pacer rolls out ETF that invests in veteran-friendly employers

April 10, 2018

Pacer ETFs has launched an exchange-traded fund that invests in companies with the best hiring records for veterans — a first for environmental, social and governance funds. The Pacer Military Times Best Employers ETF (VETS) selects publicly...

How nuns got Wells Fargo to address its ethical lapses

March 6, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to publicly report on the root causes that led to a rash of ethical lapses in recent years, a group of investors said. The group, led by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and including about 20 religious...

ESG and impact investing: Do you know the difference?

February 20, 2018

As investors increasingly rally behind the concept that their investment choices yield the ability to positively impact social or environmental issues, interest in impact investing has skyrocketed. Of the more than 22,000 investors worldwide...

Is ESG investing going mainstream?

February 10, 2018

It is still easy to find naysayers of investing based on environmental, social and governance factors, but those critics who once held the high ground of quantitative and rational analysis are starting to feel the ground slowly crumble beneath...

Personal Capital is the latest robo to offer SRI

February 9, 2018

Personal Capital is the latest digital advice provider to offer investors socially responsible investment strategies. For no extra charge to clients, Personal Capital will screen U.S. equity holdings based on environmental, social and governance...

Break the sustainable-investing bottleneck

January 2, 2018

InvestmentNews' December ESG section wasn't just a "feel good overview" to close out the year. You've probably seen that every financial news outlet in every corner of the industry is focused on sustainable investing as the next great leap for...

Which investors are most attracted to ESG investments and why?

December 2, 2017

Increasingly, Americans are seeking to link their values to their investment portfolios. But not all advisers feel equipped to dole out advice on responsible investing. See what motivates advisers who back environmental, social and governance...

ESG funds boosted by women and millennial investors

December 2, 2017

Women and millennials are responsible for the doubling of ESG assets to $8.1 trillion worldwide since 2014 — and you can expect that trend to continue. The obvious reason: They have more money, said Jordan Farris, head of ETF product development...

Advisers ignore 'responsible investing' at their own risk

November 17, 2017

Financial advisers might be missing a big asset-gathering and client-satisfaction opportunity if they aren't familiar with the nuances of "responsible investing" trends, according to Marcus Valesco, managing director in the Wealth Management...

Yes, impact investing can be profitable

November 14, 2017

Impact investing is a growing movement capturing the attention of investors across the world. But too much capital is still sitting on the sidelines, which results in part from suspicions around financial performance. Throughout the industry's...

Impax Asset Management to acquire Pax World

September 18, 2017

Impax Asset Management Group of the U.K. is acquiring Pax World Management, the investment adviser to Pax World Funds, creating a global firm specializing in sustainable investing. Under the terms of the deal, Impax will acquire Pax for $52.5...

XY Planning Network launches TAMP for young investors

August 29, 2017

The XY Planning Network created a technology platform for members to help them provide client service the way younger investors demand: digitally. The turnkey financial planning platform unites online onboarding for clients and robo-adviser...

Independent broker-dealer Vanderbilt revamps to focus on impact investing

July 25, 2017

An independent broker-dealer with roots dating back 52 years, Vanderbilt Financial Group is growing a new reputation for itself by committing to the socially responsible investing space. The Woodbury, N.Y.-based firm calls itself the sustainable...

Robos are offering SRI, so shouldn't live advisers?

July 19, 2017

Digital financial advice platforms are racing each other to introduce socially responsible investing options for their customers, and some experts believe traditional advisers should be doing the same. Both Betterment and Wealthfront, the two...

ESG investors like gains as much as anyone else

July 10, 2017

Social investors like funds that do good, but they love funds that do good and do well. Consider Parnassus Endeavor Investor (PARWX), up a blistering 31.0% the past 12 months, versus a 17.9% gain for the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index. The...

TIAA launches robo-adviser with access to SRI funds

June 6, 2017

TIAA introduced a robo-advice offering on Tuesday that includes a broader range of investment choices than most other digital advice platforms. The 100-year-old firm, with $938 billion in assets under management, is most known for providing...

Withdrawal from Paris accord will spur interest in ESG, advisers say

June 1, 2017

President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and renegotiate its terms won't lessen the need for environmental, social and governance investing, financial advisers say. Rather, it will increase it. In the United...

The five biggest myths about impact investing

April 20, 2017

Did you hear that if you yell loud enough in the mountains, you can cause an avalanche? Are you aware that if you drop a penny from a skyscraper, you can kill someone or that you can pick up radio signals through a tooth filling? None of these...

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