Looking at the industry leaders for workers, we see that they have outperformed the Russell 1000 by 8.6% over the trailing one-year period
Technology and Utilities companies pay more workers a living wage than other industries.
Looking at the 653 companies we rank that offer tuition reimbursement, we see that corporate leaders can prioritize education and training for their workforces and communities without sacrificing financial return.
Our charts this week highlight the sectors that have provided disclosure of their boards’ racial and ethnic diversity relative to other sectors that did not disclose.
The June 2021 edition of the ESG Acceleration report from MUFG Research highlights the wide range of ESG shareholder resolutions being proposed this proxy season.
We recently marked the 3rd anniversary of Goldman Sachs’ JUST ETF, which tracks the JULCD Index based on our annual Rankings of the Russell 1000.
Among the 309 companies we rank that provide veteran supplier policies, we see higher return on assets, return on equity, and return on capital across the board.
We examine the trailing one-year returns of the Top 100 Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities, relative to the Russell 1000 companies we rank.
Of the 928 companies we ranked in 2021, 458 provide human rights disclosure and outperform those that do not by 3.2% over the trailing year.
We look at new research from S&P Global on the rise Sustainability Linked Bonds, and how they are a sustainability solution that can work for industries that are hard to decarbonize.
Looking at the performance of the JUST 100, we see significant alpha relative to the average Russell 1000 company we rank.
This week’s chart takes a look at an intriguing correlation we found in our data – companies with diversity & inclusion policies and targets also tend to produce less greenhouse gas emissions.
We have seen flows into ESG funds go from roughly $5 billion to nearly $400 billion since 2015, which begs the question many have asked: what constitutes an ESG fund?
In this Chart of the Week, we take a look at our charitable giving data to analyze whether there are meaningful trends around the ROE of Russell 1000 companies.
This week, we highlight how investment strategies are rapidly realigning to account for climate change.
This week’s chart from the Wall Street Journal explores the recent tidal wave of ESG funds and dives into the average expense ratios of U.S. equity ETFs.
More investors are recognizing that investing can serve a dual purpose – to both reach financial goals and to perpetuate core values by supporting companies doing right by all shareholders.
Do companies that act ethically out perform their peers that lag behind?
Companies that have invested in their workforces have been more successful than those that haven’t for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week, we look at Morningstar’s most recent analysis Jackie Cook, diving into the C-suite Gender Pay Gap.
With the societal and legal move towards decarbonization, utilities that emit a comparatively high amount of carbon are challenged by stranded assets and/or potentially high costs to upgrade equipment.
Companies that don’t pay their workers well need to take up more debt (i.e. more risk) to have the same returns on equity as those that pay their workers well.
There is a movement to release EEO-1 diversity data as an important early step to building an inclusive corporate culture.
We take a look at our 2021 ranked companies that had controversies across all of our various stakeholders to show that, unsurprisingly, companies with fewer controversies slightly outperform those with more.
Will the social element of ESG remain on both the American public’s and professional investors’ minds as we enter 2021
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