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Sustainability has been defined in many ways.

Target Rock has adopted the “Triple Bottom Line” standard, one that requires the balancing of the “three pillars” of sustainability: Economic, Environmental and Social.

“Socially Responsible Investing,” or SRI, is often equated to sustainable investing. SRI pertains to investment strategies that screen companies on the basis of some measure of social good, along with traditional financial metrics. Most SRI funds focus primarily on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and less on economic ones.



SRI as practically applied by most asset managers today is in our view a sub-set of sustainable investing, since it tends to focus primarily on the Social (including governance) and Environmental elements only, while sustainable investing includes Economic factors in addition to the Social and Environmental.

Thus, Target Rock’s analyses are more inclusive of TBL considerations than those of most ESG indexes.
No truly sustainable investment exists without some consideration of all three components of the Triple Bottom Line. Without consideration of economic and financial factors, SRI is only "ESG."