RAFI Indices supports investors who wish to promote responsible environmental management, active social engagement, and good governance practices (ESG) with their investment choices.

We define the elements of ESG as practiced by an entity as follows:

RESPONSIBLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Performing as a good steward of the natural environment, measured using a broad array of environmental metrics.

ACTIVE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Managing relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the community with respect and with appreciation of diverse viewpoints.

GOOD GOVERNANCE PRACTICES

Focusing on long-term value creation and appropriately balancing the interests of a company’s many stakeholders.

Select Insights from Research Affiliates

APRIL 2017

Unlocking the Performance Potential in ESG Investing

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Research Affiliates' position statement on ESG Investing

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Memo on US DOL bulletin regarding ESG Investing

RAFI Indices is built with the research, insights, and strategies of our sister company: Research Affiliates, LLC