Investing in a Sustainable Future

Stay ahead of changing investor preferences with Morningstar’s latest ESG research findings and in-practice ideas.

A global standard for sustainable investing

The Morningstar Sustainability Rating™ for funds allows investors to understand how the companies in their portfolios are managing their environmental, social, and governance – or ESG – risks relative to their peers. This rating is built to enable advisors and investors to directly compare companies across industries, and a refined design aims to make it easier to use as they make investment decisions.


Join a new generation of investors.

Use Sustainability Ratings to evaluate investment opportunities or spark new conversations with your advisor and determine whether funds marketed as socially responsible investments deliver what they promise.

To learn how we come up with our rating read our methodology.


Be the go-to advisor for sustainable and socially responsible investing.

Reach new demographics of investors and better serve your existing clients (who might care about sustainability, even if you don’t know it). You can help your clients understand how sustainable investing has evolved beyond socially responsible investing and which strategy will deliver what matters most to them.


Stand out in front of investing trends.

Address changing investor preferences by considering sustainable investing factors when developing new investments.

Introducing Morningstar’s ESG Reporting Solutions

Be a leader in personalization and transparency by effectively communicating about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors at a time when sustainability considerations are part of every investment decision.

Our Proxy Data


How Fund Families Support ESG-Related Shareholder Proposals

Read more about how fund families are engaging in the proxy voting process and what we were able to determine from the data.


Morningstar’s Sustainable Investing Webinar

Catch the latest recap on shareholder engagement and fund proxy voting trends from our ESG webinar series.


Your Questions, Our Answers

Have questions about our proxy data offerings? We’ve got the answers. Check out our FAQs.

Read Our Research

Sustainable Funds Landscape Report

Discover the state of the sustainable fund universe and learn where there’s growth in sustainable funds, flows, and assets.

The Morningstar Sustainability Rating

Learn why we created the Morningstar Sustainability Rating and how to use it to evaluate funds.

Morningstar Sustainability Atlas

We explore the sustainability profiles of Morningstar’s 46 equity market indexes using company-level ESG scores.

Thematic Investing

Sustainalytics, Morningstar’s ESG-research partner, examines 10 ESG-inspired investment themes for 2020.

Moving Beyond Exclusion

Based on the research we’ve studied, we can’t find any reason to suggest that sustainability means diminished performance.

Does Investing Sustainably Mean Sacrificing Return?

We studied the performance of the Morningstar Sustainability Index family and found how many ESG indexes outperform their non-ESG equivalents.

Use ESG data and research in your work.

Address changing investor preferences by considering sustainable investing factors when developing new investments.

Morningstar OfficeSM and Morningstar DirectSM

Get access to our sustainability ratings, product involvement, and carbon metrics in the Morningstar Office and Morningstar Direct. ESG data can help advisors and wealth managers choose suitable funds and perform stock research. It can also help asset managers build sustainable products and evaluate their competitors.

Morningstar Manager Selection Services

Work with our award-winning global manager selection team to build a custom list of suitable funds and ETFs well positioned to cause positive change in environmental, social or governance issues and meet the sustainable investing expectations of end investors.

Morningstar Indexes

Discover how you can create distinct products based on our sustainability indexes. Help investors take steps toward investing with positive environment, social, or governance impact.

Morningstar Essentials

Use our ESG research and sustainability ratings to send the right message to investors about your firm’s funds.

Morningstar Managed Portfolios

Help your clients invest in a sustainable future with Morningstar Investment Management’s ESG portfolios––which combine our valuation-driven asset allocation approach with ESG-focused mutual funds and ETFs.

Want More Insights on ESG Investing?

Read more research findings and in-practice ideas about sustainable investing.