Zach Schlaht

Zach is Mosaic's Investment Operations Associate, and he is studying towards the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Zach has taken a special interest in ESG and sustainable investing.
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The Rise of ESG

Zach Schlaht / Sep 12, 2018 / Investments

Increasingly, investors want to put their money where their values are.

Environmental, Social and Governance, or ESG, has slowly morphed into a catchall for what has historically been known as socially-responsible investing (SRI). While SRI focuses on mostly negative screens such as screening out companies involved in tobacco or gambling, ESG takes it a step further by applying an analytical framework to a business’s underlying fundamentals aimed at positive things companies are doing that may help their business perform better.

Examples of ESG factors span many different issues ranging from climate change, to workers compensation and social equality, among others.