ESG Stocks

ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing is a growing investment method. ESG integration can reduce portfolio risk, generate competitive investment returns and help investors feel good about the stocks they own.

Editors' Picks


What Is ESG Investing?

There are many ways to align your investments with your values. So what's the difference between socially responsible investing, conscious capitalism, and ESG?


Going for Great Returns and the Greater Good: The Motley Fool's ESG Investing Framework

Is your investment strategy to buy ethical companies that will also deliver strong returns? Our ESG Compounder Checklist aims to provide both.


Does ESG Investing Produce Better Stock Returns?

Are you wondering if ESG investing really works? Let's explore the research.


ESG Investing: Is Accenture a Responsible Investment?

If you’re searching for a feel-good stock, see how IT company Accenture scores on The Motley Fool’s ESG framework.

Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 4.30.08 PM

ESG Investing: Is Trex a Responsible Investment?

Wood-alternative decking company Trex is the largest recycler of plastic bags in North America. See how it scores on The Motley Fool’s environmental, social, and governance framework.


ESG Investing: Is Microsoft a Responsible Investment?

If you’re searching for a feel-good stock, see how Microsoft, the world's largest company, scores on The Motley Fool’s ESG framework.


ESG Investing: Is Nike a Responsible Investment?

If you’re searching for a feel-good stock, see how Nike scores on The Motley Fool’s ESG framework.


ESG Investing: Is Hexcel a Responsible Investment?

See how this maker of high-performance carbon fiber materials scores on The Motley Fool's environmental, social, and governance framework.


ESG Investing: How to Evaluate a CEO Using the 4 Cs of Good Management

A key component of a high-ESG stock is a stellar management team. Here are four qualities that define an exemplary leader, which should be top of mind for ESG investors.


A Conversation on ESG and Sustainability With As You Sow CEO Andrew Behar

As You Sow is a nonprofit promoting corporate responsibility that works to solve the world's problems by motivating big companies -- including ExxonMobil, Starbucks, McDonald's, Pepsi, and Dunkin' -- to improve on ESG elements. Hear what the CEO has to say about its mission.


Talking Stocks with Ben Allen, CEO of Parnassus Investments

Read on for insights from the head of the largest pure-play environmental, social, and governance fund in the United States.


2 Simple Questions That Reveal Whether Your CEO Is Overpaid

Incentives and rewards can tell you a lot about a company's focus.


A Conversation on ESG Investing With JUST Capital CEO Martin Whittaker

Learn about JUST Capital’s unique approach to ESG investing, its partnership growth strategy, and why Microsoft is the highest-ranked company on its JUST rating system.

Recent articles

Highlights From Apple's Event

These services and hardware updates speak to a shifting strategy for the giant tech company.

Where Will Home Depot Be in 5 Years?

The industry leader has almost doubled sales since its post-recession low, but can it keep the streak alive?