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Environmental, social and governance or ESG investing remains a tough nut to crack for investors. Despite the hype and results, many investors continue to ignore adding various ESG factors into their portfolios. Pretenses about years of underperformance and misconceptions about ESG could be to blame. That’s a real shame as the benefits of ESG continue to get better.

Let’s look at the income front, for example.

Dividend investors might want to get to know ESG very well. The truth is that firms adhering to various environmental, social and governance standards tend to pay better dividends over the long haul. And now we have data to back that up.

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