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Environmental, social and governance problems in a company’s supply chain can be hard for investors to track. KDP via Getty Images

ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry’s sustainability promises in doubt: Supply chains

Two supply chain experts see a major flaw in how ratings agencies measure companies’ environmental, social and governance performance.
Many companies claim they’re socially and environmentally responsible and attract investors who value strong corporate environmental, social and governance policies. But is it true? (Takaharu Sawa/Unsplash)

Socially responsible investing can be like searching for fool’s gold

Is investing for competitive financial returns based on ESG principles like searching for a needle in a haystack? There’s often conflicting information about the ESG bona fides of many companies.
Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors, still largely high-net-worth men, still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient — and are practising what’s known as pinkwashing. (Shutterstock)

Do women-focused capital funds actually help women, or are they just ‘pinkwashing?’

Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient and are practising pinkwashing.
Taking a whiff of the marijuana flower. AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Should investors buy marijuana stocks?

A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
John C. Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group, died in January. Reuters/Tim Shaffer

What’s an index fund?

The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.

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