Name and Shame: The Best and Worst ESG Stocks

Sustainalytics has identified the best of breed stocks in sin sectors; embracing change to secure sustainable future returns for shareholders

Jon Hale 20 March, 2018 | 8:21AM

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Incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis into an investment process can help uncover hidden risks or provide an early warning signal of risks that investors may be underappreciating. A recent report by Sustainalytics examines ESG-related risks that are becoming more material in 10 industries and how companies in those industries are addressing these issues.

Oil Firms Prepare for Low Carbon Future

Changing patterns of energy consumption driven in part by carbon regulation are likely to have major impacts on the profitability of oil and gas firms. Investors are pressing for greater transparency, as evidenced by majority shareholder votes last year at Exxon Mobil (XOM) asking for climate-risk disclosures.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BP PLC337.30 GBX-4.54
Chevron Corp75.11 USD-1.33
Coca-Cola Co43.83 USD-0.27
Danone SA ADR12.00 USD-1.32
Eni SpA10.04 USD-6.24
Exxon Mobil Corp39.21 USD-2.95
Facebook Inc A154.18 USD-2.53
Microsoft Corp153.83 USD-0.92
Nestle SA ADR104.76 USD0.21
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,418.40 GBX-4.14
Total SA36.11 USD-5.60

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Jon Hale  Jon Hale is a consultant with Morningstar Institutional Investment Consulting.

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