Understanding ESG

ESG is an increasingly important aspect of investing, but confusion about it remains widespread. At AQR, we strive to foster an engaged and informed dialogue about this rapidly evolving area of investing and are committed to helping our clients achieve their ESG goals. To further the conversation around ESG, here we outline what ESG investing is and how we pursue it, also reviewing the key concepts and potential benefits clients may want to consider when exploring ESG.

To learn more about ESG investing, explore our Learning Center below or visit ESG at AQR.

Video Introduction

In this video introduction we provide a foundation for thinking about ESG investing and discuss our ongoing efforts to incorporate ESG at AQR.

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ESG Defined

We provide a framework and definitions for the common investment approaches and related terms within Responsible Investing.

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AQR Principal Christopher Palazzolo answers questions about our implementations of ESG as a quantitative asset manager.

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Is “doing good” good, bad or neutral for an investor’s portfolio? Three experts explain how they approach ESG investing.

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Does ESG Help or Hurt Returns?

We discuss the ESG scores of stocks and the costs and benefits of responsible investing.

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Further Reading

Explore our advanced thinking and relevant insights on ESG investing.

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