Quantcast
Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Welcome to Dividend.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Dividend logo

An investment approach that professionals once believed would appeal only to granola-loving Birkenstock types has become a mainstream movement.

In fact, funds that invest according to sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) strategies in companies that meet environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria grew by more than 33% over 2014 and 2015, and now total almost $9 trillion.

Whether they even know what the acronyms SRI and ESG mean, many investors are acting like once derided tree huggers and discovering that they can invest in accordance with the ethical and other principles they consider important. What they’re also discovering is that investing that way pays off.

Substainable Investments

A 2012 report by Deutsche Bank examining more than 100 studies of sustainable investing found that all studies showed a correlation between companies with high ESG ratings and a lower cost of capital.

To read the Full Story, Go Premium or Log In

Popular Articles

Premium Shutterstock 39685645
News

The Market Wrap for October 20: Bipartisan Deal Sparks Hope

Markets experienced another week of record highs and the Dow closed above 23,000 marks for the...

Dividend Investing Ideas Center

Industries We Can Go Long/Short on During Hurricane Season

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been a highly active one, with multiple storms wreaking...

Premium Shutterstock 546272707
News

You Retired Early! Now, What?

We all dream of an early retirement.

Being able to punch out, kick up our feet and not have to...