Defining ESG investing

April 2018

This is one of a series of papers that will explore integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) factors into an investment program.

Collectively, the papers will define ESG investing, examine different approaches to integrating ESG factors into both active and passive management, review the investment risk and return implications of ESG integration, discuss the ESG due diligence process, and discuss guidance for fiduciaries including ESG factors in their investment program. In this paper, we focus on defining ESG.