About ESG Investing
ESG investing is a broad term that encompasses several different subcategories of sustainable investing, including socially responsible investing (SRI), values-based investing, ethical investing, impact investing, and more.
What these investing strategies all share is a consideration of an investment’s positive returns, but also its environmental, societal, and corporate governance practices. When you begin ESG investing with a trusted advisor at TCI, you’ll get expert guidance on investing in three areas:
An organization’s environmental impact is often the top priority for our clients. How an organization mitigates its greenhouse gas emissions is a key driver. We also evaluate other factors such as energy use, recycling, potential emissions from fossil fuel reserves, and more.
How a company treats its employees, its community, and society as a whole is another important factor in ESG investing. We investigate an organization’s safety standards, community involvement, employee relations to gauge a company’s societal impact.
Also known as corporate governance, the governance component involves how a company is run. We analyze the diversity of a company’s board of directors, ethical business practices, the leadership team, and its long-term sustainable goals.
ESG investing not only creates an ethical portfolio: it can also reduce portfolio risk, lead to more complete investment analyses, and make you feel good about your investing strategy.