Earth911 Podcast: Newday Impact’s Doug Heske on Getting Started With ESG Investing
Newday Impact Investing CEO Doug Heske returns to talk about how to design an investment portfolio to achieve environmental improvements in our world. Just as buying sustainable products can help reduce your environmental impact, your investing can change the direction of the economy. And 2021 was the biggest year in the history of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing by more than twice the previous record, with $120 billion flowing into the green economy, according to Bloomberg. Green economy momentum is building but investors are concerned about greenwashing and are not confident they can choose companies that are making real environmental progress. Doug explains how Newday Impact portfolio managers make decisions based on the environmental impact of companies, mutual funds, ETFs, and bonds to produce ESG results. Visit Newday’s Sustainable Development Equity page to follow along with the conversation.
If you’ve heard our previous conversations with Doug Heske — which covered investing to improve animal welfare, make clean water available for all, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and create a responsible energy grid — this episode brings all the threads together. He explains how to set your priorities and choose a diversified portfolio while keeping the planet’s health squarely in mind. Doug also discusses the importance of overseas investing, particularly in Europe; he urges caution when considering the stock of companies in other regions where transparency is not a well-established practice. You can learn more about Newday Impact Investing, a financial services company that manages a wide range of socially and environmentally responsible portfolios, visit newdayimpact.com.