Google invests in ESG

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, which evaluates companies based on all three metrics, is rising. Not only are ESG criteria attractive to a new generation of investors, per CNBC, but a high score helps companies recruit and retain talent.

This year, Google-parent company Alphabet took the number 1 spot in a list of the top 100 ESG stocks, according to an analysis from Just Capital. The nonprofit ranks large public companies based on several variables, including worker treatment, diversity, and climate change efforts.