InvestmentNews – Joe Keefe is quoted in this article about universal environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards following an InvestmentNews panel discussion moderated by Jeff Benjamin.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Environmental criteria consider how a company performs as a steward of nature. Social criteria examine how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights.
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