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Morningstar Moments: Defending ESG and Proposing One 401(k) Plan

P.S. Did you know you still have time to sign up for the Morningstar Investment Conference?

1) FYI: ESG Is More Than Just a “Feel Good” Topic  


https://twitter.com/finance_therapy/status/1438115410289770498

Sarah Newcomb jumped into a conversation on Twitter to explain how ESG isn’t just about feeling good--it does good, too. Investing in funds and companies with high ESG Commitment Levels that prioritize environmental, social, and governance issues makes an impact that goes beyond your portfolio.   

Do you still need some convincing? Take the word of John Rekenthaler, Kris Inton, and many more experts at Morningstar.  

2) One Too Many 401(k) Plans  


https://twitter.com/syouth1/status/1436293401905930241

We have all heard that less is more. And when it comes to 401(k) plans, John Rekenthaler argues that one is all we need. Why? There are so many options following a common structure. With a single national plan all companies can access, John writes that both employers and their employees would save a lot of time and money.  

3) Mark Your Calendars for MIC 


https://twitter.com/MstarETFUS/status/1435966030778621954

Morningstar’s Investment Conference kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This hybrid event offers attendants the option to tune in digitally or in person to hear discussions from ARK Investment Management’s founder Cathie Wood, Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates, Morningstar contributor and 2050 Wealth Partners cofounder Rianka Dorsainvil, and more. Sign up and learn more here.