Monthly Archives : February 2018


Are there good companies?

Mark Bateman - February 18, 2018

When investors are first exposed to the concept of “socially responsible investing” (SRI)—or Bilblically Responsible (BRI), or ethical, or sustainability investing—they often summarize their strategy as investing in “good” companies or avoiding “bad” companies.   But is there really such a thing as a “good” or “bad” company?

Coming from the research side of the ESG (environment, social governance) industry, I’ve often said, “Name a company and give me 10 minutes, and I’ll find something bad about that company.”  No company is perfect. (more…)