What You Need to Know About Values Investing

More funds are looking for companies that pay attention to environmental, social and corporate governance factors.

Socially conscious investing has gone mainstream. Many people now factor environmental, social and corporate governance criteria—the triumvirate that define so-called sustainable investing—into their portfolio decisions. And they’re not all millennial tree huggers.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.