Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), which was formerly known as Socially Responsible Investing, is designed to align the investors values with their portfolios. As a leader and one of the early adopters of SRI/ESG investing, Gabelli's ESG Strategy uses measures of ESG to determine where to invest. Moving from "Negative Screening" to being forward looking, the industry has developed metrics to measure the performance and committment of companies worldwide in key areas of sustainability, environment, socially advantageous activities, et al. This ecosystem of information has allowed ESG focused strategies to more confidently identify those companies that are more worthy of support by investors with particular values and views. Having spent years in this industry, Christina discusses the changes in this industry. Very interesting interview for any investor, as this is a growing and ever more popular segment of the investment world.
November 30, 2017