A Morningstar analysis also found the gender pay gap expanded during the pandemic after years of improvement.
Beneficiaries of growing inflows into ESG, many are also high-quality companies with strong moats.
With a few big exceptions: funds from iShares, Vanguard, and Dimensional.
Here's what to know about those thorny, tough-to-monitor scope 3 emissions.
Passive funds are dominating flows but active funds still hold the majority of assets.
Sustainable investing isn't a craze, and sustainable investors aren't naive.
Understanding the basics of sustainable investing, part 1.
Investors should first look closely at risk, then refine their decisions through an ESG lens.
But cheap names remain, including Salesforce.com, Adobe, and Disney.
Personnel problems led to crowded mountains, but Ron Baron remains a fan.
Sustainable investing is the means to achieve "stakeholder capitalism" and achieve competitive investment results.
Fink weighs in against divesting from energy stocks, touts new proxy-voting plans.
Performance bolsters the case that ESG ratings and metrics can deliver competitive returns.
An interview with Amy Domini, founder and chair of Domini Impact Investments.
And four ways that it's having a broader impact on the world.
We can't survive without water. Here are some metrics for investors to look at.
Sustainalytics founder discusses how climate puts sustainability on the agenda, as well as the rise of retail investors.
Some investors are tying reproductive health benefits to an employer's attractiveness.
Remember 'say on pay'? Tie compensation to emissions cuts, suggests Sustainalytics' Jackie Cook.
Proposed new rule is a model of rational policymaking, allowing fiduciaries to factor in climate change and other risks.
We've found investors are paying too much for good ESG companies and too little for bad ESG companies. Here's how to overcome that.
Financial intermediaries need more help to advise clients on how to become climate-aware investors.
Vote your shares, make sure your fund manager has a net-zero plan, and look at opportunities in climate solutions, experts say.
A change to the Morningstar Sustainability Rating methodology means we can rate more funds, in more categories.
Passive managers need to get more active on the ownership side.
These strategies should play only a bit part in a diversified portfolio.
Capital controlled by net-zero supporters now matches what’s needed to transform global economy, group says.
Today, some 30 European ETFs are tracking official climate transition benchmarks. Ten have the low-carbon designation. Expect that number to increase soon.
It’s a start. Advisors can do this, too.
What the SEC's reversal of Trump-era restrictions on shareholder resolutions means for the 2022 proxy season.
Finance industry's net-zero aims are 'aspirational,' not greenwashing, Jantzi says.
Plan to save forests aims to end deforestation by 2030, slowing global warming.
You and your fund have a critical role to play in helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions--once your fund manager figures it out.
Three concrete steps your fund manager can take to protect your fund from climate risk.
Uncover what climate solutions can fit into your portfolio.
Sustainable fund assets continue to surge higher in the third quarter.
Here's what 12 prominent asset managers told us they hope to see at the major climate summit in Glasgow.
Sometimes it’s an exaggeration of ESG intentions, but greenwashing can also stem from different definitions of sustainability.
Stock-pickers led the way, particularly high-conviction funds.
Large investors in BlackRock’s index funds will now be able to vote on shareholder resolutions themselves.
Here's how the popular trading platform's recent acquisition is part of a bigger trend--and how it impacts investors.
Founder of Sustainalytics says ratings diversity is sign of a healthy market. 'Market wants ESG data.'
It's about managing risk, not 'goodness.'
Sustainalytics analyst says critiques fail to understand what ESG has already accomplished.
Despite a more than threefold increase, most companies still don't publicly release their diversity data.
We review potential impact on valuation for the four companies involved.
Employer-managed plans can offer both high returns and an opportunity to support DEI.
A Sustainalytics report assessed company involvement in controversies related to race and ethnicity.
Energy stocks can fuel poor environment profiles in dividend strategies. Even so, sustainability and income aren't mutually exclusive.
Jeremy Grantham says the pandemic taught investors to think more long term, while speaking with Morningstar's CEO Kunal Kapoor.