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Mapping ESG Practices and Carbon Risk in 48 Countries' Stock Markets

Despite being home to several sustainability leaders, the U.S.' overall ranking is dragged down by a few companies with high ESG risks.

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The market and political turmoil brought about by Russia's invasion of Ukraine has provoked much discussion on sustainable investing, especially around values-based exclusions (military contractors and fossil fuels, above all). However, as Morningstar's director of sustainability research for the Americas Jon Hale put it, such critiques are unsupported by the data. For the most part, these claims reflect a total lack of understanding of the diversity of the field.  

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