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Re-Envisioning ESG in 401(k) Retirement Plans

Proxy voting provides a way for investors to have a say on ESG issues.

The drive behind environmental, social, and governance investing has only quickened its pace in the past year, but some investors likely feel as if they are falling behind.

Given that most individual investors only invest via their retirement plans, many of their ESG investing options are limited. In our recent research, we take a closer look at investors’ options to incorporate ESG into their retirement investing decisions. We then take a deep dive into an often overlooked, yet potentially powerful, way in which investors can have a voice in ESG issues: proxy voting. Morningstar Direct and Office clients can find our full report on ESG investing in 401(k) plans here.