Sustainability investing (SI) is growing in popularity. Not only does it meet a growing need to treat the Earth’s resources and its inhabitants more responsibly, the use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can be shown to have a positive effect on financial performance.
If you agree with us that sustainability is vital to good investment management, it’s essential that we speak the same language. This glossary is not meant to be an exhaustive list of everything that goes on in the world of sustainability investing, but is intended to offer you an overview of some of the most important terms and definitions. We hope that it will help you find your way in the fascinating, multi-dimensional world of sustainability investing.