ESG: Why Social Investing is the Next Big Thing


ESG factors, which measure a company’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance issues, have become critical to understanding a company’s performance.

Because of the risks posed by climate change, most metrics have focused on the ‘E.’ But today, the pandemic and growing demands for racial justice have put a greater emphasis on the ‘S’: how a business directly affects communities’ or people’s rights.

RFK Human Rights’ SVP Sancia Dalley spoke with the Thomson Reuters Foundation on how investors can embrace the ‘S’ in ESG to catalyze action that yields both profits and positive impact.

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