Facing pushback and government scrutiny, ESG investing may be headed for change

Nov 30, 2023
Environmental, social and governance funds, once a bright light in investing, are confronting potential regulation and political heat.
Larry Fink, the CEO of giant asset manager BlackRock, has been an advocate of allowing environmental, social and governance values to influence investment choices.
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Socially responsible investing is in the crosshairs of the Labor Department

May 7, 2018
An official recommendation was made to not put retirement plans at risk by investing in stocks that focus on environmental social governance, or ESG.
The day's numbers are displayed after the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on May 3, 2018 in New York.

S&P launches Catholic Values Index

Aug 20, 2015
A new index will help investors pick stocks that adhere to Catholic values.

A call for responsible banking in low-income neighborhoods

May 14, 2015
A growing number of cities are requiring banks to be "socially responsible."
A picture of Dayton, Ohio. In Dayton, city leaders are hoping a newly-passed ordinance will pressure banks to change their practices, and reinvest in neighborhoods that have become banking deserts.

A crafty IPO

Apr 13, 2015
Etsy plans to target small investors and keep big ones at a minimum.

How to make your portfolio reflect your values

Jan 7, 2014
If money is power, then one place we have the most power is how we invest our savings.

For public good, not for profit.