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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.
2022: Sustainable Investing 2.0
Why Sustainable Strategies Outperformed in 2021
The Difference Between Risk and Volatility, and How To Manage Them
Sustainable Funds Outperformed in 2020
Pension Funds Bankrolling the Climate Crisis
Private Equity Propels the Climate Crisis
New System for Assessing Institutional Investors’ Climate Impact
New Blackrock Carbon Transition Fund is Not What It Claims To Be
2021: Investing in Times of Climate Change – Comprehensive
Blackrock CEO’s January, 2021 Letter to Corporate CEOs
Stunning Growth Rates for Sustainable Investing in 2020
Blackrock is Still Not Doing Enough on Climate
New Report Shows Banks Still Financing Fossil Fuels
Divestment Revolution – NY’s Pension Trustee Commits to Divestment
Just Released – 2020 Sustainable Investing Trends Report Shows Enormous Growth
Reason to Decarbonize – Peak Oil is Finally Here!
How have Sustainably Managed Funds Performed in 2020?
Sustainable Investing and the 2020 Election
2020 Sustainable, Low-Carbon Stock Fund Performance Is Off the Charts!
What You Need To Know About Sustainable Investing
2020: Passive Sustainable Funds Maintain Their Momentum
Firms Investing in Coal, the Dirtiest Fossil Fuel
Investing in Women is Critical to Defending a Livable Climate
The Importance and Pragmatic Value of Investing in Women
Former Fed Governor Says Fossil Fuel Industry is Dead
Sustainable Investing During the Time of Coronavirus
World’s Biggest Asset Manager Blackrock Embraces Low-Carbon Investing
Which Banks/Financial Firms Are Funding Climate Chaos?
Record Inflows into Sustainable Funds for 2019
Morgan Stanley’s 2019 Research on Sustainable Investing Performance
Banking On Climate Change: Where are the Climate Destroying Emissions Coming From?
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
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
The 2018 Certified Financial Planner™ Code of Ethics/Standard of Conduct
350.org’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
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