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ESG investing

Invest in shares that do good when it comes to Environmental, Social and Governance issues.

Walk your talk.
Invest your values.

We make it easy to build a portfolio aligned with your views on environmental, social and governance issues. Explore sustainable investing with your in-platform ESG Risk Rating feature.

Why invest with ESG Risk Ratings?

Make informed investmentsKnow how exposed a company is to ESG risks that may impact its long-term performance and value.
Do good with every dollarESG Risk Ratings can help you invest with a socially responsible strategy.
Simplify sophisticated researchIndependent corporate governance research and ratings are analysed across a large number of shares for a clear ESG risk score.

What is ESG investing?

ESG investing involves selecting investments based not only on potential performance, but also on how a company is run, how it treats its employees and the environment.It's an ethical strategy that evaluates how exposed a company may be to Environmental, Social and Governance issues that may affect its long-term performance and value.Knowing where a company stacks up when it comes to its impact on the world around it can help you make more informed investment decisions that align with your values.
EnvironmentalAssesses how a company impacts the environment and its potential risks from climate events.
  • Air pollution
  • Climate change and greenhouse-gas
  • Water and wastewater management
SocialLooks at how a business treats its employees and the community.
  • Employment conditions
  • Employee and community engagement
  • Diversity and inclusion
GovernanceAnalyses how a corporation makes its big decisions, and where its political and ethical values lie.
  • Executives' pay
  • Governing structure
  • Ethics and anti-corruption policy

How ESG Risk Ratings work

We're partnered with Sustainalytics, an independent ESG and corporate governance research firm, so it's easier to develop and invest with a socially responsible strategy.

Risk score

A sophisticated methodology is used to rate a company's economic exposure to Environmental, Social and Governance risk and how well it's managing those risks.More than 60,000 media sources and up to 1 million news articles a day are monitored through AI-powered digital content curation.Company ratings are compared across peers and subindustries with fully integrated corporate governance research and ratings.A total ESG risk score is then fed into your CMC Invest platform daily and highlighted on your stock summary cards.The lower the score, the better the business is at managing its ESG risk.

Controversy rating

This research spots companies involved in incidents and events that may negatively affect people, the environment or the company's operations.Controversies are rated on a scale from one to five, with five denoting the most serious with the largest potential impact.

The lower the score, the better the company is at managing its ESG risk.

Altium$ALU
17.04/ 100

low

Codan$CDN
13.67/ 100

low

JB Hi-Fi$JBH
14.97/ 100

low

Woolworths$WOW
19.16/ 100

low

XERO$XRO
16.37/ 100

low

As at 12/01/2023. Past performance is not an indication of future performance

More power to your portfolio

Access in-platform ESG Risk Ratings on 3,000 shares across 15 international markets and the ASX.
Step 1:Log in to your CMC Invest account via mobile or desktop.
Step 2:Select the stock summary card above your Morningstar recommendations for a clear, summarised ESG Risk Rating.The lower the score, the better the rating.

FAQs

What does ESG stand for?

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Environmental, Social and Governance. An ESG Risk Rating helps you make a more informed decision when it comes to investing in companies whose values on environment, social and governance align with yours.

How do I view ESG ratings?

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View a company's ESG Risk Rating on the individual stock summary card above your Morningstar Recommendations on both the on both the mobile and web platform.

Is the ESG Risk Rating feature free?

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Yes. ESG Risk Ratings on a large number of shares across 15 international markets and the ASX are free on the CMC Invest platform.

How is an ESG Risk Rating determined?

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A sophisticated methodology is used to rate a company's economic exposure to Environmental, Social and Governance risk and how well it's managing those risks. More than 60,000 media sources and up to 1 million news articles a day are monitored through AI-powered digital content curation. Company ratings are compared across peers and subindustries with fully integrated corporate governance research and ratings.

What is a controversy rating?

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A rating that determines the seriousness of a company's involvement in incidents and events that may negatively affect people, the environment or its operations. Controversies are rated on a scale from one to five, with five denoting the most serious with the largest potential impact.

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