Is social impact important to consumers? The data shows that the answer to this question is a resounding “Yes!” According to a 2018 Human Capital Trends Survey conducted by Deloitte, 86 percent of millennials think that business success should be determined by more than just a company’s financial outlook. Also, according to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer,
Socially conscious investing has gone mainstream. Many people now factor environmental, social and corporate governance criteria—the triumvirate that define so-called sustainable investing—into their portfolio decisions. And they’re not all millennial tree huggers. Schroders, a worldwide investment firm, reports that over the past five years, 70% of U.S. investors have increased their allocation to ESG investments.
The business terrain is one that changes much faster than most -- basically because the way business is done evolves based on cultural changes, changes in technology and even generational changes. It's safe to say that at all times, at least one of these things is changing. We are in the era of giving back and
Ethical investing is one of the ways in which investors can partake by putting their money into responsible causes. According to Investopedia, it can be observed in two ways. The first is eliminating industries like gambling, alcohol, or firearms or investing in industries that meet the person’s ethical guidelines. The second is by being conscious of
It used to be fairly simple to pick companies considered socially responsible investments. All an investor had to do was avoid business associated with alcohol, tobacco, weapons and gambling. That approach to ethical investing would greenlight just about any company involved in health care or technology with little or no regard for how the company