Determine Your ESG Priorities
Which of the following environmental issues do you find most important for companies to address?
- Depletion of natural resources
- Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change
- Wildlife protection
Which of the following social issues do you find most important for companies to address?
- Improving the living conditions of local communities
- Employee diversity
- Health and safety
- Conflict and human rights
- Improving working conditions (child labor, sweatshops, inequality/living wage)
Which of the following governance issues do you find most important for companies to address?
- Political Lobbying
- Number of independent directors
- Diversity of senior management and the board
- Executive compensation
- Separation of chairman and CEO
Individual ESG Components and Their Importance to You
Read the descriptions of the individual ESG issues below and rate their importance to you from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).
You can also see more detailed descriptions of the issues.
To what extent does climate change factor into your investment decisions?
To what degree do you want your portfolio to have a positive social impact, including supporting the basic structures of society, such as transportation, food supply and shelter?
To what degree do you want your portfolio to include investments that support the general health and wellness of people such as public safety, public education, environmental protection and more.
To what degree do you want your portfolio to have a positive governance impact, including the creation of quality jobs and safe working environments, either directly or indirectly?
To what extent is the use of natural resources by companies, such as raw minerals or forests, factored into your investment decisions?
How important is the environmental component of ESG in your investment process, such as maintaining healthy natural systems including forests, wetlands, seas and atmospheres?
To what degree is investing for the long term (three plus years) a reason for integrating ESG into your investment process?
How important is it to invest in companies that reflect personal values such as limiting product testing on animals, supporting transgender rights and more?