Faculty Publications

Title

The Risks & Rewards of ESG-Based Investing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-27-2016

Abstract

A March 2016 Gallup survey found that 64% of Americans are either worried “a great deal” or “a fair amount” about climate change, up from 51% in 2011. Although climate change may seem like a secondary consideration for most financial advisors, a number of recent studies highlight the risks to financial assets posed by changes in weather, consumer and investor preferences, and environmental regulations. Individuals also face geographic threats that could affect the value of real estate or of local economies.