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Why Sustainable Investors Should Keep an Eye on the SEC

The government plays a key role in ESG proxy voting.

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As investors have pushed to hold public companies to higher standards across issues such as environmental impacts, racial and gender pay equity, and human rights, in recent years they’ve run into a growing number of roadblocks from government regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

But there are signs that regulatory pushback may now be turning into a tailwind in favor of investors backing these sustainable investing goals.

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Jackie Cook does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.