Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing seeks to deliver positive returns while also evaluating a company’s long-term impact on society, the environment, and the performance of the business itself. In this series, we offer an examination of different types of sustainable investing, how the category has evolved in recent years, and how an ESG focus may impact investment performance.

Part 1: What Is Sustainable Investing?

Assets invested in ESG strategies have increased dramatically in recent years. But what is sustainable investing? In Part 1 of our series, we look at the sustainable investing spectrum and different approaches available to investors.

Part 2: Why Is ESG Investing in Demand?

The growth in sustainable investing can be attributed in part to interest from women and Millennials, and increased validation of the approach from government and industry organizations. Part 2 of our ESG in Focus series looks at developments and current trends that are supporting the growth of this investment category.

Part 3: Can ESG Enhance Investment Returns?

Despite significant growth in recent years, some skepticism lingers about sustainable investing’s performance potential. Research suggests, however, that a focus on ESG factors may potentially contribute to investment returns. In Part 3 of our series, we examine some of the increasingly rich data available today on the potential financial benefits of good corporate ESG practices.

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