In the latest installment of ESG Matters, Perigon’s Bud Sturmak and and Evan Zall from Longview Strategies talk to special guest Katie Schmitz Eulitt of SASB. They explore the connection between sustainability and financial performance and discuss what is motivating companies to embrace sustainability.
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.