How to Access the Best Behaving Companies

An increasing number of investors want their investment portfolio to lean towards the best-behaving companies while also benefiting from the long-term benefits of low-cost ETFs

Dimitar Boyadzhiev 8 October, 2019 | 10:57AM

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Sustainable investing is not limited to buying “green” and avoiding “sin” stocks. It is also based on the recognition that material sustainability issues can affect a company’s performance. Therefore, it makes sense to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when investing, particularly if we take a long-term perspective.

No company is perfect when it comes to the products and services it offers and the way it operates its business, but some are better than others. And typically, companies with high ESG credentials are better at managing operational and environmental risks and less likely to suffer incidents that can erode their share price.

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Dimitar Boyadzhiev  is a Passive Strategies Research Analyst for Morningstar

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