1820 Sugar Jar is an Early Example of the Value of ESG

We were delighted to find this early example of the value of ESG at the British Museum when we were in London for the Public Funds Forum. The British abolitionist movement, the first populist initiative to result in major policy changes and the model for every protest movement to come after, had made consumers unwilling…

Painstaking Progress for Funds That Aim to Do Good – WSJ

DWS Group Inc., the asset-management business of Deutsche Bank AG, recently raised $843 million in a single day for a new fund that tries to invest in the best corporate citizens in the U.S. Source: Painstaking Progress for Funds That Aim to Do Good – WSJ

Why Proxy Votes are Important for ESG Investing | ThinkAdvisor

When investing client assets in ESG-focused funds, don’t just consider a fund’s investment strategy and holdings; look also at its proxy voting history and current votes on shareholder resolutions, now that the proxy voting season is underway. What you find may surprise you and/or your clients. According to a new report from Morningstar focused on…

Mutual funds start to put their mouth where their money is | Reuters

Corporate America’s biggest shareholders have traditionally been content with sharing their views on a company’s strategy privately with management. But now some mutual funds are beginning to rethink their stance, amid pressure from investors for them to justify the fees they charge and a push to boost the performance of their holdings. Wellington Management Company…