Is socially responsible investing effective? Benefits of socially responsible investing
“ESG investing is powerful because it encourages investors to start engaging with their wealth in a different way, becoming more aware of how they want to use their capital and resources to create a better world, and what they want their legacy to be for future generations.”
Does SRI hurt investment returns? A 2019 study by a major Canadian financial institution* concluded that SRI does not result in lower returns. The study assessed the results of a comparison of SRI returns and the returns of four other groups: index comparison, mutual fund comparison, hypothetical portfolios, and company performance.
Are SRI portfolios worth it? The most rewarding feeling when you take an SRI strategy is when the companies you invest in begin to make a profit and reward you financially. Not only does it show that you’re aligned with the values of the companies you’ve invested in, but it also shows they’re profitably doing good.
Do SRI funds perform better? SRI performance
Several other studies have shown that SRI mutual funds can not only match traditional mutual funds in performance, but they can sometimes perform better. There is also evidence that SRI funds may be less volatile than traditional funds.