Did The Firm Misrepresent Environmental, Social, and Governance Qualifications in Marketing Materials?
According to The Wall Street Journal, sources say that The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The investigation includes certain funds that utilize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. ESG investing considers these three factors when assessing an investment’s overall impact and financial returns.
Goldman Sachs’s mutual fund business oversees at least four funds with ESG or clean energy in their names. The SEC is reportedly examining these investments in terms of their environmental, social, and governance criteria and metrics that marketing materials tout them to have.