Does a firm’s environmental, social, governance (ESG) ranking influence its stock performance?

For generations investors have sought to pair investment objectives in capital market assets to metrics of societal influences and impacts. In the 1970s a corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement initially motivated growth in assets under management within open-ended mutual funds that screened equity and fixed income positions for ties to “sinful” activities such as alcohol production or carbon emissions in manufacturing.

CSR eventually gave way in the 2000s to the advent of “social… For generations investors have sought to pair investment objectives in capital market assets to metrics of societal influences and impacts. In the 1970s a corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement initially motivated growth in assets under management within open-ended mutual funds that screened equity and fixed income positions for ties to “sinful” activities such as alcohol production or carbon emissions in manufacturing.

CSR eventually gave way in the 2000s to the advent of “social… Read MoreAtlanta Business News – Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

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