There are business reasons, as well as moral ones, to assure that women and men have equal opportunities to contribute in the workplace. And at Pax World that's something we think has value for investors as well.
That fact is, most financial professionals, and much of the business press, are simply not well acquainted with sustainability analysis. As a result, many financial professionals lack a solid grasp of what sustainability factors are and how they are material to a company's performance.
As investors, we have more power than we realize. We can prod and pressure and cajole companies into doing the right thing. Unfortunately, too many of us fail to leverage this power.
There's a good reason that no bestselling novels or blockbuster movies about corporate governance exist. It's because doing corporate governance right is frankly boring.
Instead of blue M&Ms and champagne, Johnson demands LED bulbs and bike valets.
The conventional wisdom is that investing in climate change is good for the planet but not good for your wallet. Many believe that the only way the $13.5 trillion in investments will happen is if investors are willing to take little to no return. That conventional wisdom is wrong.