ESG Investing During An Energy Crisis

Posted by Dana Funds Investment Team on Sep 15, 2022 5:50:39 PM

An Energy Crisis Reveals a New Twist on ESG Investing

ESG investing continues to evolve. The world is coming around to the notion that it is not so simple as shunning companies that have significant oil, coal, and nuclear energy exposure. The ongoing and deepening energy crisis in Europe casts an unfortunate spotlight on the perils of too quickly moving away from important base load fuel sources for electricity generation. At Dana, we take a more nuanced approach to ESG investing. While we believe that clean power will emerge as a significant energy source that will shape our world in the years ahead, getting there is fraught with challenges — at home and abroad.

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ESG: Is It About Politics?

Posted by Dana Funds Investment Team on Jun 23, 2022 12:43:13 PM

Is there a concern that ESG puts a political lens on which investments we make? The concern is real, as both regulators and pension funds have attempted to dissuade investors from accounting for ESG factors by politicizing the issues involved. We believe there is resilience to be gained from monitoring ESG factors, and politics have nothing to do with it.

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