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Why is Socially Responsible Investment Important?

Why is Socially Responsible Investment Important?

Sustainable investment is an investment strategy that acknowledges the relevance of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, factors in investment decision making and its following generation of sustainable financial returns.

As Laura Berry, Executive Director with the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility explains, the importance of sustainable investment that considers social investment factors is fundamental to meeting fiduciary responsibilities.

As an active investor, CalSTRS recognizes that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues affect the performance of the investment portfolio. This video examines those issues from the perspective of an active sustainable investor; it is not intended to directly reflect the views of CalSTRS.

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