Investors can most certainly make money through holding socially responsible stocks, said Amy O’Brien, Head of Responsible Investing for TIAA-CREF. O’Brien added that companies that make ESG factors – Environmental, Social & Governance – high priorities generally outperform the greater market because they demonstrate the ability to manage risk better than their peers. She said TIAA-CREF also specializes in so-called impact investing which means seeking elevated returns while generating a positive social and environmental impact. Finally, O’Brien said that there are different shades of ESG and TIAA-CREF takes a widely encompassing view when selecting securities.
Socially Responsible Fund Managers Seeking to Make an ‘Impact’