Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has seen tremendous growth in recent years, which can be attributed not only to ESG’s ability to provide exposure to the values that you believe in and make a global impact, but also its potential for above-market returns over time.

WHY IS ESG GROWING?

The evolution of ESG has coincided with tremendous growth of sustainable investing in recent years (33% growth since 2014). This growth is poised to continue as more values-conscious investors begin saving for retirement.

WHY INVEST IN ESG?

Recent studies have shown that ESG companies tend to be higher quality in nature, provide increased stability, and potentially outperform over time, all while making our world a better place.

HOW DOES CLS SELECT ESG INVESTMENTS?

The meaning of ESG can vary from person to person. In order to cut through the noise, CLS screens securities by utilizing ESG scores from Morningstar*, which uses data provided by Sustainalytics*, a global leader in ESG research and ratings.

*CLS is not affiliated with Morningstar or Sustainalytics.