There is a growing demand for portfolios that are better aligned to their beneficiaries’ values and beliefs. A pension fund for nurses may not want exposure to tobacco while a religious foundation might be concerned about the optics of profiting from online betting businesses.
Beyond these value-driven concerns, there is a growing segment of long-term investors that view activities like shale energy production or pesticides as being simply too risky in light of rapidly changing regulations and accompanying lawsuits.
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Controversial Product Involvement Report
Our product involvement reports identify the nature and extent of a company’s involvement in a range of product and business activities. Each activity is accompanied with a concise summary of the way the company is involved in the relevant product or activity.
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