Is your pension invested in animal cruelty?

Few financial institutions are banking on animal welfare, but investors are pushing for change

Socially responsible investing is undoubtedly a rising trend. Globally, there is now more than $30 trillion invested in ways that take companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) records into consideration, including 25% of total assets under management in the U.S. alone. However, social responsibility can mean different things to different investors — and one sector of growing interest is animal welfare.

For investors with public pension funds who are concerned about animal welfare, knowing a fund’s involvement in potential animal cruelty is crucial, though not always easy to discern.

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