The Truth About Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing



Previously known as socially responsible investing, ESG investments have gained in popularity. And although it’s a great theory, none of the evidence suggests that ESG investing translates into better returns for investors or society. Listen to Ric Edelman tell the story of why a $366 billion public pension fund recently ditched their ESG mandate.

Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing, do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.