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Cutting Through The Clutter

Breaking down responsible investing


Within the investment community, responsible investing in one form or another has been in practice for over 30 years. Early on, the concept had no universal definition, but typically meant aligning an investment portfolio with a moral or ethical belief system, which investors could achieve simply by excluding companies that were not compatible with their beliefs. Today, responsible investing has evolved considerably in its sophistication and range of approaches.

One of these approaches to responsible investing is ESG integration, which refers to analyzing environmental, social and governance factors that may have a material impact on an investment.

What are environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors?

Responsible investing provides the opportunity to address the long-term goals of retirement planning while focusing on sustainability. Talk to an advisor about how to incorporate responsible investing into your portfolio.

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