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A Sustainability-Focused Investor’s Guide to Short Selling

A Sustainability-Focused Investor’s Guide to Short Selling

Short selling strategies play an important role in a complete investment portfolio. Using environmental, social, and governance (ESG) characteristics, a sustainability-focused investor can incorporate a long/short strategy into his or her portfolio by going long the firms with excellent ESG characteristics and shorting those that have poor ESG performance.

Embracing Sustainability

Embracing Sustainability

In the late 1990s, Nike’s brand image had become increasingly tarnished due to a wave of environmental and safety scandals, with each scandal more painful than the next….. Nike’s response?

ESG Integration in Short Selling

ESG Integration in Short Selling

In this analysis, we argue that applying ESG integration concepts to short selling has the potential to uncover opportunities that can generate attractive returns, mitigate risk, improve diversification, and allow one to invest in better alignment with one’s values.