Prepared for Kayleigh T. | Delivered January 24, 2020
Top News on ESG
To find the top news articles and themes on ESG ("environmental, social and governance") investing and sustainability within the context of ESG from top-tier publications.
The Motley Fool
writes about how the growth in ESG investing has benefited companies like Beyond Meat. It also talks about how carbon labeling on food can also grow the market.
Fortune writes about how ESG investing has, so far, been generally led by
MorningStar discussed BlackRock's recently-released statement pointing to sustainability and ESG investing as the "
Bank of America's CEO also issued a similar statement recently.
reports the company has committed $300 billion to sustainable business projects and already has over $25 billion in current ESG investments.
found 20 ESG funds that actually out-performed the US market last year. Its point is that ESG investing can produce results as well as be socially responsible.
themselves describe ESG investing as at a "
" in 2020.
has an article discussing a drawbacks of ESG investment growth. It found that coal assets in the US have been left stranded.
Wall Street Journal
writes that banks are screening borrowers for ESG risks but rejections are rare.
The newspaper has also
BlackRock's recent statement.
Financial Times equally
New York Times
writes about federal workers are not benefiting from ESG investing, as Congress hasn't transitioned funds away from things like tobacco and oil.
New York Times
criticizes the overuse of the ESG label, discussing how not all funds labeled as such by major companies like BlackRock are, indeed, actually responsible.
Summary of Key Themes
There are several articles discussing BlackRock's statement about the future of ESG investing, and how the company is pledging to focus on it
Some articles generally discuss the growth and popularity of ESG investing, as well as how it can be just as profitable.
There are some articles discussing the drawbacks, dangers or other negative aspects of ESG investing.
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