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One explanation for the rapid recent growth of Sustainable, ESG investing practices (also called Socially Responsible, Ethical and Impact investing) is the publication of thorough studies by a variety of respected sources, demonstrating that investors who utilize these strategies do not pay a performance penalty.

Below are links to resources, including a tool that can be used to analyze fund fossil-fuel exposure. You can also review recent studies and articles on Sustainable investing from the independent fund rating organization Morningstar, the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, and the New York Times.

Sustainable Funds: More Choices in More Categories Than Ever

Sustainable Funds Out Performed During February Market Swoon

Clean Energy Stocks Outperform Oil and Gas

Why Board Gender Diversity Is Important to ESG Investors

Morningstar: Thirty-Nine New Sustainable Funds in 2017

Morningstar: Investing for Sustainability and Impact

Putting Your Investment Portfolio On a Low-Carbon Diet

Morningstar: Myths and Facts about Sustainable Investing

USSIFF 2016 Report US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends

2017: Global Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Report

Morningstar: Sustainable, ESG performance is Strong

New York Times Article Touting Performance of Sustainable Investing (Dec, 2016)

New Morningstar Report: No Performance Sacrifice for Sustainable Investors

Morgan Stanley: Sustainable Stock Funds Have Strong Performance

Morningstar: The Many Dimensions of Sustainable Investing

FossilFreeFunds Analyzer Tool

Morningstar: Sustainable Investing Handbook