An intense focus on sustainability has the potential to deliver strong returns to investors while also benefiting communities and the environment.
The Federal Reserve delivered on its widely expected quarter-percentage point interest-rate cut at the July meeting. It was the first reduction since 2008 and came in response to slowing global economic growth and muted inflation.
Congress is considering the SECURE Act, which would enhance workplace retirement savings plans and extend access to millions of workers.
Data security and privacy practices can significantly affect business models, and leading companies may offer strategic and financial advantages.
A member of Putnam’s sustainable investing team describes her motivations for spreading ESG fluency throughout the firm to enhance fundamental insights.