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.'
Clear terminology leads to greater understanding of an evolving area.
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.
These medalists earn high ESG Commitment Level ratings.
Flows took a break for the summer after their first-quarter peak.
Investor advocate Lily Bowles’ story with Netflix is a successful one, but new restrictions on shareholder resolutions make such efforts harder to replicate.
We look at methods that strengthen investor voices on executive compensation.
It brings shareholder-driven climate governance to the forefront.
What can investors do to dismantle systemic racism? Here are some ideas.
At midseason for 2021 proxy votes, signs of a jump in support.
We now measure the degree to which ESG risk could impact a company's financial health.
Green funds are blossoming this spring.
Investors--and policymakers--should consider sustainability issues holistically.
Our analysis shows how these funds stack up on specific climate-related metrics.
Morningstar’s ESG metrics reveal the standout funds in the space.
It’s more than just the companies running the bulldozers, and some big investors are taking action.
Despite a subpar first quarter, the long-term case for ESG remains strong.
Here are some steps you can take to analyze your exposure to gun manufacturers.
The government plays a key role in ESG proxy voting.
The rule from the Trump administration will not be enforced by the DOL.
More funds, more flows, and impressive returns define the U.S. sustainable landscape.
Net flows of $51 billion in 2020 were more than double the total for 2019 and nearly 10 times more than in 2018.
A strong year for ESG equity index funds.
The pandemic, the fight for racial justice, and the presidential election demonstrate the importance of weighing in with capital to create positive societal change.
Of ESG index funds, 25 of 26 have outperformed for the year to date.
Last year’s record for flows was broken in July.
Shareholder proposals play a central role in corporate governance.
Investors take exception to Department of Labor proposal in public comments.
ESG fund flows have already nearly matched last year's record.
Proposed rule is based on the premise that workers’ retirement security could be compromised by investments that consider climate and other material ESG risks.
They have significantly outperformed for the year to date.
Here's a look at some intriguing new sustainable funds so far this year.
Activate your money for sustainability and impact.
The way you invest matters.
Jon Hale sees resilience in ESG funds, an appreciation for 'social' analysis, and a hastening toward stakeholder capitalism.
Sustainable fund investing is much more robust in Europe. How will the United States catch up?
Sustainable investing can help bring it about.
A look back at the year in sustainability.
ETFs, passive funds, and iShares dominate as U.S. ESG funds gather $10.5 billion in the first quarter.
These funds were helped by a focus on companies with strong ESG profiles and less exposure to energy.