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Socially responsible investing – also known as environment, social and corporate governance, or ESG – is a growing category of investment choices.

The options merge environmental, social, and governance factors into traditional investment evaluations.

ESG companies tend to be highly sustainable. This means investors can expect good returns on their investments.

ESG has become mainstream for investors with more than 350 ESG funds, according to Vanguard.

This is the result of comprehensive data for competitive returns after decision-making.

Such investors develop their investment goals with their personal values.

For more, see this helpful infographic:

An Overview of ESG Investing from Clermont Partners

From the Coach’s Corner, here are links to relevant articles:

Stock Market — 5 Reasons to Invest … in a Financial Planner — For a highly sophisticated approach, it makes sense to pay for investment advice – but not pay for investment advice if the advisor will only periodically rebalance your portfolio.

Investing Principles for New Investors to Minimize Risk — In general, investing in stocks is a good idea. Ironically, thanks to certain stocks, the stock market is already in a better V-shape recovery than the economy.

Investing Strategies to Profit in a Blustery Stock Market — For the average person without special expertise in investing, these can be confusing times despite a bull market. Unfortunately, many people are switching to bonds. Here’s a better idea.

Is Gold a Good Investment? Maybe … Maybe Not — Warren Buffett, who is the best investor of all time, raised some eyebrows. He’s always condemned gold as an investment, but his firm Berkshire Hathaway put money into gold. Why?

Best Financial Strategies to Invest a Big Inheritance — Envision this: If you want to make the most of a big inheritance by investing, it’s important to take your time, understand your tax obligations, and to evaluate the likely return on your investments.

“ESG investing often marches under the same banner as ‘stakeholder capitalism,’ which maintains that corporations owe obligations to a range of constituencies, not only their shareholders.”

-Eugene Scalia


Author Terry Corbell has written innumerable online business-enhancement articles, and is a business-performance consultant and profit professional. Click here to see his management services. For a complimentary chat about your business situation or to schedule him as a speaker, consultant or author, please contact Terry.