Sustainable Investing

What is it?

What is it?

Sustainable investing goes by many names, including ethical investing, socially responsible investing, green investing, impact investing and ESG investing. While individual strategies will vary, it is generally characterized by a set of principles that govern how investments are selected using environmental, social, and governance criteria. Sustainable investing seeks to provide financial returns with a positive impact on society.

Reasons to Invest Sustainably

  • Aligns with your values
  • Promotes responsible companies
  • Results in businesses/products that yield community and environmental benefits
  • Builds long‐term value for companies and stakeholders


Carbon footprint, recycling energy efficiency, emissions 


Human rights, racial and gender diversity, employee engagement, community relations


Executive compensation, board composition, lobbying activities, political contributions