Sustainable Finance: SRI and ESG Investment Explained, Part I

Still confused about SRI (socially responsible investment) and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment? Planetsave has published a blog by Carolyn Fortune that explains all concisely. SRI is an exclusionary strategy that steers clear of products and services that are not consistent with a green/progressive agenda. SRIs focus on “investments that bring into balance the conservation and preservation of the Earth’s natural resources, habitats, and biodiversity with human culture and communities.” A subset of SRI, impact investing, a strategy built on private market investments with a social return, is behind a recent surge in SRI activity: SRI mutual funds and fund assets have increased four times over in the last 10 years. Got it? Next, in Part II: ESG investment explained.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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