ESG investing is a form of sustainable investing that considers environmental, social and governance factors to judge an investment’s financial returns and its overall impact. An investment’s ESG score measures the sustainability of an investment in those specific categories.
According to the US SIF Foundation’s 2020 trends report, U.S. assets under management using ESG strategies grew to $17.1 trillion at the beginning of 2020. That’s a 42% increase from $12 trillion at the beginning of 2018.
ARCS Foundation Oregon is hosting a presentation on ESG investing featuring Meaghan Bradley-Bussell, an expert in the field from Becker Capital Management.
Meaghan joined Becker Capital in 2018. Meaghan performs equity and investment manager research for Becker’s impact investing program. She most recently led the firm’s search in selecting an impact reporting provider, which provides clients with a comprehensive summary of portfolio alignment with metrics such as the United Nations Development Goals, Paris Agreement, and more.