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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.

Are Your Funds Defending or Offending the Climate?

Making Your Investment Portfolio More Climate Aware

Report: Gender Diversity Drives Corporate Profitability

2018 Industry Report: Sustainable Investing Enjoys 38% Growth Since 2016

Morningstar’s “Carbon Risk” Scoring System

The Aperio Group: Building a Carbon-Free Equity Portfolio

MSCI: What is “ESG” Investing, and How Does It Impact Performance?

Rationale for Divestment From Fossil Fuels

2018 Report: Sustainable/Impact/ESG Investing Strategies Now One Fourth of US Market

Morningstar Sustainable, ESG Investing Update – 1st Half of 2018

Beware the “Carbon Bubble”

Vanguard’s Quarter Trillion in Fossil Fuel Investments

“Stranded” Fossil Fuel Assets Could Prompt Crisis

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund: A Case Study in Impact Investing

Most Nations Benefit Economically by Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5 Degrees Centigrade

What IS ESG Investing?

The 2018 Certified Financial Planner™ Code of Ethics/Standard of Conduct’s BIll McKibben on Importance of Fossil Fuel Divestment

Morningstar: Seven Myths About Sustainable Investing

Morningstar’s New Portfolio Carbon Risk Metrics

Explanation of Morningstar’s Sustainability Ratings

Divesting From Gun Company Stocks Does Not Hurt Performance

Search Your Funds for Gun Stocks

Investor Bonus: How Sustainable, ESG Fund Families Advocate for Change with Shareholder Proxy Initiatives

Morningstar’s Approach to Sustainable, ESG Investing

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

What Jill Stein, Green Party Candidate, Got Wrong About Sustainable Investing

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