E-Score® Efficacy and Sustainable Investing by Mark L. Labovitz, PhD, Jake Hawkesworth and Pooja Khosla, PhD

June 15, 2020
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E-Score® Efficacy and Sustainable Investing by Mark L. Labovitz, PhD, Jake Hawkesworth and Pooja Khosla, PhD

Socially Responsible Investing And E-Score®

Both sustainable investing and socially responsible investing (SRI) cover a variety of investment strategies beyond financial performance. They include non-financial factors/goals in part or in total coming from the domains of environment, energy, social (social trends, labor, and politics, S&P Global, 2020), and (corporate) governance, collectively called ESG. While SRI originated in the 1980s from a socially responsible imperative created by labor unions, churches, and foundations as a means to impart value-based changes, it has rapidly evolved and is now matured enough in the global financial system, that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2019 Global Financial Stability Report devoted an entire chapter to sustainable finance found in Bril, 2020. SRI is a monetarily material investment strategy. “According to a Harvard Kennedy School study, socially responsible investing now accounts for 26 trillion dollars of investment" (Gomez, 2019).

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