ESG: Is it Worth Following the Crowd? ~Audio Content

As climate and resource issues become more pressing, investors are told we want—we need—environmental, social, and governance ratings. But what are they exactly?

Prudent investing requires thoughtful evaluation of ESG ratings. In this audio version of our thought leadership post by Helen Lombardo, we consider what ESG ratings address, what they don’t, and why it matters to you.  


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