In our latest ESG Matters video, Mark McDivitt of State Street joins us to discuss the current state of #ESG. Key takeaway for financial advisors trying to better understand this space: ESG is simply risk management. At a time when the vast majority of corporate value is derived from intellectual property/intangibles, ESG is the 21st century tool to help quantify this. Thanks to Evan Zall for collaborating on this – to learn more about ESG please visit www.esgforward.com
Last week, stocks fell sharply as inflation fears intensified and short-term bond yields reached levels last seen in 2007. The S&P 500 Index recorded its most significant weekly drop since mid-June and hit its lowest point on an intraday basis since mid-July. Growth stocks fared worst, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite falling nearly 5.5%. Communication services and information technology shares led the declines within the S&P 500 as Google parent Alphabet and Facebook parent Meta Platforms hit new 52-week lows. Industrials and materials shares were also fragile.