Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors Relationship to Investing

On September 3, 2020, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) https://blog.gao.gov/2020/09/03/how-do-environmental-social-and-governance-factors-relate-to-investing/ released a blog which notes that “… Nonfinancial information about how companies operate can be an indicator of their long-term financial performance. This information includes how companies address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. ESG factors include things like climate change impacts and cybersecurity programs that may affect a company’s bottom line and thus, its stock price … [The blog] explore GAO’s recent work, which describes how investors use ESG disclosures and the kind of information public companies disclose on these topics …” #ESG #GAO #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling #MicroPlastic