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In celebration of the 75th anniversary, Laura Starks provides brief reviews of articles on ESG issues published in the Journal—many before the terminology became common—reflecting on how their insights remain important today for investors’ decisions.


Overview

The Financial Analysts Journal has a history of publishing academic and practitioner articles on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues; many appeared decades before the terminology became common. In celebration of the 75th anniversary, the author provides brief reviews of these articles, including reflections on how the insights brought out in this collective body of work remain important today for investors’ decisions.

About the Author

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Laura T. Starks

Laura T. Starks is the Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay Regents Chair in Finance at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.