The modern investor emphasizes companies initiatives—specifically environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives—more so than investors just years ago. Rather than focusing solely on performance, many investors are equally concerned with how the companies in their portfolios treat internal stakeholders, the environment, and shareholders.

Dan Carreno, CIMA® of Change Finance, joins our own David Frum to discuss the fundamentals of the growing investment screening process, ESG. The two experts provide a brief history on ESG investing, compare various green investment initiatives (ESG, SRI, and Impact), and address the elephant in the room: performance. How does the performance of ESG investments compare to the average mutual fund?

Viewers will also learn more about our ESG screening process at Denver Wealth Management, Inc. For questions regarding ESG-screening in your portfolio, call our office at (303) 261-8015. You may also schedule a free consultation with one of our Denver-based advisors here.


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Socially Responsible (SRI) / Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investing has certain risks based on the fact that the criteria excludes securities or certain issuers for non-financial reasons and, therefore, investors my forgo some market opportunities and the universe of investments available will be smaller.