Abigail Wuest, our CEO, just published an article in ImpactAlpha, a business journalism outlet focused on the impact investing space. The article details the wealth of available data on companies’ political contributions as well as those of their senior decision makers, and what this data can tell impact investors about how those executives will run their firms.
As we’ve detailed previously, how a company donates statistically correlates with its ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) scores. Even more critical to investors, donation data correlates with stock performance. Finally, as we covered recently, the creation of impact investment funds without considering political donation data often leads to absurd, counterproductive results that achieve the opposite of what the funds set out to do in the first place.
You can read the article for free here.