Earth911 Podcast: Investing for Animal Welfare with Newday Impact’s Doug Heske
Newday Impact Investing CEO Doug Heske is back for another in our regular series of conversations about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. We discuss companies that are working to improve animal welfare, both on the farm and for pets in our homes. The first question today relates to the European Union’s recent proposed rule to reclassify natural gas and nuclear power as “sustainable” bridge technologies to the post-carbon economy and how that might impact ESG investors’ decisions.
We take a deep look at the stocks of British retailer Sainsbury’s (OTC: JSAIY), which has established comprehensive rules for the treatment of animals in its supply chain; pet care and large animal pharmaceutical maker Zoetis (NYSE: ZTS); Tractor Supply Company (Nasdaq: TSCO), which operates farm supply stores and Petsense; and, finally, pet product and insecticide manufacturer Central Garden & Pet Company (Nasdaq: CENTA).
For more insights from Doug, listen to his commentaries on investing to support clean water, environmentally responsible energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how to approach your ESG investing.