“Sustainable investors are causing companies to focus on improving their ESG scores to either gain a competitive advantage or avoid being disadvantaged—there is greater corporate awareness of these issues, and awareness is followed by action. That’s good news for sustainable investors, who are not only able to express their values through their investments, but now have evidence that they are causing companies to become better citizens and capitalism to evolve to address sustainability.”
[COMMENTARY] Contrary to the results of this study, which applies to the relative ‘non-influence’ of ESG funds on companies, there is now evidence that C-suite executives are increasingly applying ESG frameworks and methods to their operations!
ESG Funds: Do They Walk the Talk? By Larry Swedroe, July 25, 2023, Wealth Management, USA.