- June 25, 2021
ESG investing explained
In this whiteboard animation, I explain what is ESG investing, how ESG ratings work (using MSCI ESG rating), which sustainable investment products you can choose to make money with your own portfolio, how I created mine online with only, as well as some best practices about managing and balancing your portfolio to manage the risks (like the difference between stocks and bonds).
A few months ago, my friend Tim Nash from “Good investing” and the “sustainable economist” blog launched an online course. Having worked in sustainability for 14 years now and knowing almost nothing about sustainable investing, I figured it was time to do something about it so I took the course.
ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance. ESG investing refers to investing in companies with strong environmental, social and corporate governance records as a way to make money for yourself.
Hyperlinks mentioned in the video:
- Good Investing online course & coaching. A PROMOCODE will be available when the course is open. In the meantime you can join the waitlist here.
- Model portfolios
- ESG ETFs: VSGX, DRFG, ETHI, XCSR, SDG, USFX, ZGB
- More conventional ETF: XAW
Resources & credits:
ETFGI report on assets invested in ESG
Music: Alexandre Magnin
DISCLAIMER: This video is not financial advice about how you should invest your money money but rather sharing thoughts about my experience getting started on ESG investing.
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My name is Garratt
Instead of using ETFS can I use individual stocks to develop my own ETF
Yes, I think so. Again I am not an investing expert but I know you can use Questrade to trade stocks anyway you want.