The Pax World Sustainability Research Team performs its own rigorous Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, evaluating companies’ corporate performance against key sustainability metrics that can affect their ability to grow and manage risk. Factors that are considered include companies’ impact on the environment and policies to mitigate those impacts; corporate treatment of and policies regarding workers, vendors and suppliers, and communities covering such issues as, respectively, diversity and inclusion, workplace standards, and the rights of indigenous peoples; and governance structures, actions and accountability to shareholders.  All of these factors, if they are managed well and disclosed publicly, are indicators of the quality of management and the ability of companies to thrive.