The Influential Barron’s Publication Continues Its Focus on Sustainable Investing, Names the Inaugural Roster of “The Top 100 Sustainable Companies — Big Corporations With The Best ESG Policies Have Been Beating the Stock Market.”
Barron’s, owned by the Dow Jones organization, has long been one of the most influential, best-read of investor-focused publications (in both print and digital formats).The current issue of Barron’s (dated February 5th) has a feature article and comprehensive charting with this cover description: “The Top 100 Sustainable Companies – Big Corporations With the Best ESG Policies Have Been Beating the Market.”
We should consider this as a Proof of Concept approach: The S&P 500® Index Companies returned 22% for the year 2017 — and the Barron’s Top 100 Sustainable Companies average return was 29%.
The companies were ranked in five categories considering 300 performance indicators.
Barron’s editors asked Calvert Research and Management (now operating as a unit of Eaton Vance), to develop the inaugural list of the 100 top U.S. companies from the universe of 1,000 largest publicly-held companies…
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