FlexShares Blog

Using ESG as a Core Investment Option

Posted by FlexShares on Oct 2, 2017 9:38:18 AM

We believe that one of the biggest challenges financial advisors often face with ETF investors is the latter's belief that ESG investing only needs to be a small part of their portfolios. Often, they're unconvinced that ESG is an optimal core option, preferring other more “traditional" choices.

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What Does An ESG Investor Look Like?

Posted by FlexShares on Sep 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Attracting ESG investors means understanding their mindset and their investor profile. Generally speaking, we believe that ESG investors are savvy people who are purpose-driven in all they do, including where they entrust their money.

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ESG Trends

Posted by FlexShares on Sep 19, 2017 8:30:00 AM

ESG (environment, social, governance) investing has rapidly moved from the fringe of investing to the mainstream. It's hard to go to an investing conference without seeing one or more sessions about ESG investing on the agenda. Major ETF and fund companies are rolling out new ESG products to meet demand among investors, institutions, and advisors. Here are some ESG trends to consider:

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ESG and Social Labor Considerations

Posted by David Partain on Sep 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We believe that many of today's investors are seeking investments that put their hard-earned dollars into ETF portfolios that reflect their convictions about important social issues. They connect most with brands that apply ESG — or environmental, social, and governance considerations — in their daily operations.

Many investors may seek out investor-centric firms that provide advisors with investments that recognize those convictions and values. Some may even expect advisors to help them construct portfolios that achieve this purpose-driven aspect of their investment strategy.

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Before investing, carefully consider the FlexShares investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting www.flexshares.com. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.

An investment in FlexShares is subject to numerous risks, including possible loss of principal. Fund returns may not match the return of the respective indexes. The Funds are subject to the following principal risks: asset class; commodity; concentration; counterparty; currency; derivatives; dividend; emerging markets; equity securities; fluctuation of yield; foreign securities; geographic; income; industry concentration; inflation-protected securities; interest rate / maturity risk; issuer; management; market; market trading; mid cap stock; natural resources; new funds; non-diversification; passive investment; privatization; small cap stock; tracking error; value investing; and volatility risk. A full description of risks is in the prospectus. 
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