Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing

How to live your values and achieve your financial goals with ESG, SRI, and Impact Investing

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Pub Date 5 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 28 Jul 2022

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Sustainable investing is booming. The investment industry is fast approaching a point where one-third of global assets under management are invested with a sustainable objective.

But do sustainable investment products do what investors expect them to do?
How can an investor tell if their investments are having the social impact they want?
Does that impact come at a financial cost?
And how can investors weave their way through the web of confusing acronyms, conflicting agency ratings, and the mass of fund offerings, confident that they can recognize and avoid corporate greenwashing?

Larry Swedroe and Sam Adams cut through the fog and bring clarity on all of this and more—providing investors with a firm plan for truly sustainable investing.

The authors first define sustainable investing, illuminating the differences between ESG, SRI and impact investing, and reveal who is currently investing sustainably and why.

They then move on to a comprehensive review of the academic research. What does the data really say about risk and return in sustainable investing? What performance can you genuinely expect from sustainable investments? And how are today’s sustainable investors using their influence to drive positive changes for society and the environment?

Finally, this book arms you with a practical guide to investing sustainably, including how to effectively choose your asset allocation strategy, and select the managers and funds through which your money can create the change you want to see in the world.

Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing is the definitive go-to resource that investors have been waiting for.

Sustainable investing is booming. The investment industry is fast approaching a point where one-third of global assets under management are invested with a sustainable objective.

But do sustainable...


Advance Praise

“Demand is booming for mutual funds that specialize in ethical investing—helping you put your money into companies that support the environment, workers, and society in general. But some apparently “green” funds are merely “green-washed,” only pretending to invest ethically. How can you find investments that truly reflect your principles? This excellent book will tell you. You'll learn the nuances of social investing as well as discover your likely investment returns. Highly recommended!” – Jane Bryant Quinn, Author, How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide

Sustainable investing is a complex subject. The investing industry, as it always does, has made it even more so. Here is a book that spells out what the data and peer-reviewed academic evidence tell us. The truth is, we simply don’t know whether ESG portfolios will outperform or underperform mainstream portfolios in the future. Ultimately, though, there are far more important things at stake. Adams and Swedroe have produced the go-to guide for anyone who wants to understand the issues involved.” – Robin Powell, Editor, The Evidence-Based Investor

“Larry Swedroe and his co-author Sam Adams provide an insightful guide for investors interested in the hottest investment today; namely sustainable investing (SI). Their book is not simply a “this is a wonderful opportunity,” but a sober look at the reality that the plethora of SI funds are not particularly comparable and, in fact, the rating services provide radically different ratings for the same funds. Having set the framework and following up with details on the nature and attributes of the SI market, they conclude with a comprehensive guide on “How to Invest Sustainably” (and the warning that it will take work). If this is an investment universe you have an interest in entering, Your Essential Guide To Sustainable Investing is indeed an essential book to own and read.” – Harold Evensky, Founder Evensky and Katz

“Demand is booming for mutual funds that specialize in ethical investing—helping you put your money into companies that support the environment, workers, and society in general. But some apparently...


Marketing Plan

In Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing, Larry E. Swedroe and Sam C. Adams cut through the fog surrounding sustainable investing and bring clarity on all the questions surrounding this booming subject:

Do sustainable investment products do what investors expect them to do?

How can an investor tell if their investments are having the social impact they want?

Does that impact come at a financial cost?

How can investors weave their way through the web of confusing acronyms, conflicting agency ratings, and the mass of fund offerings, confident that they can recognize and avoid corporate greenwashing?

The goal of Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing is to provide investors with the information needed to develop an investment strategy that enables them to achieve their financial goals while also expressing personal values rather than having to sacrifice them.

In Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing, Larry E. Swedroe and Sam C. Adams cut through the fog surrounding sustainable investing and bring clarity on all the questions surrounding this...


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