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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.

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