Why? Green | ESG | SRI

What is Socially Responsible Investing?

Investing in ways that align with client's values and contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

All portfolio managers screen for factors like profitability, growth, and liquidity. Socially Responsible investors screen for these factors and also include environmental, social and governance factors, often leading to a more diverse portfolio.

What are ESG and SRI?

"ESG" stands for Environmental / Social / Governance.

  • Environmental is Green and Sustainable Business Practices.
  • Social takes into account factors like fair wages, worker's & human rights and non-discrimination.
  • Governance includes factors like corporate culture, executive compensation, diversity on boards and positions of leadership.

"SRI" stands for Socially Responsible Investing or Socially Responsible Impact Investing.

What is the difference between  ESG and SRI?

SRI's are often principle driven (religious or societal) and can screen out certain investments like tobacco or fossil fuels.  

ESG is more frequently driven by broad moral values and frequently refers to the environment and human rights. 

Investors often use the terms "ESG", "SRI", or "Green" interchangeably.

What are the benefits of ESG and SRI?

  • Both consider the impact of their company's practices on all stakeholders - owners, clients, customers, employees, their communities and the world.
  • SRI/ESG shareholders have an influential voice on the policy making of a company. 
  • SRI/ESG investors are often impact investments, i.e. under-served communities or alternative energy projects that work to actively change the world.

Is ESG/SRI investing more risky or give a smaller investment return?

USSF - The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing published research shows that ESG/SRI portfolios can offer comparable investment performance.

How does Gorge Sustainable Investing use these models?

We work with each client to determine a comprehensive investment approach that is best suited to their values and investment needs.

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 Protecting Our Clients Values, Investments & Quality of Life in                  a Sustainable Customized Approach