9 "Dirty" Stocks That Pensions Are Shunning

Pension funds are excluding these large-cap stocks from their portfolios because of a failure to abide by ESG best practices.

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Nobody likes to be excluded.

However, sustainable and responsible investing, and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria, are becoming more commonplace with institutional investors. As a result, the future suggests some companies will get left out in the cold by pension funds and other large pools of money should they not heed the warning that exclusion lists provide.


Data is as of Aug. 9.

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Will Ashworth
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.