Environmental, Social and Governance Investing

Make an impact with ESG investing solutions from First Hawaiian Bank.

Invest in your values

Investors are increasingly interested in sustainable investing and aligning their long-term investing objectives with their social and sustainability values. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards can help you decide where to invest your money not only to see financial benefits, but also to reduce some risks and positively impact the future.

Environmental standards


Environmental standards in ESG investments focus on environmental factors such as climate change policies, greenhouse gas emission goals, carbon footprint, water usage, use of renewable energies, recycling and safe disposal practices, and employee-focused environmental programs.


Social standards in ESG investing focus on human rights, labor standards, employee safety, supply-chain factors such as responsibly sourced supplies, community and stakeholder relationships, and liabilities such as data security.

Governance standards


Governance standards in ESG investing cover corporate governance matters like diversity, executive compensation, corporate behavior, transparency, and board quality and effectiveness.

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First Hawaiian Bank’s Wealth Management Group provides investment advice and financial products and services through First Hawaiian Bank. First Hawaiian Bank does not provide tax or legal advice.


    Investment strategies and products are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or obligations of or guaranteed by a financial institution, involve investment risk, including risk of loss of all or part of the client's principal, and may fluctuate in value. ESG portfolios will consist solely of investment products that First Hawaiian Bank deems to represent environmental, social, and governance-based investing. First Hawaiian Bank relies on unaffiliated fund managers to conduct the underlying ESG analysis for any mutual fund or exchange-traded fund included in an ESG portfolio, and we allocate our client assets among the ESG-oriented mutual funds or exchange-traded funds managed by those unaffiliated fund managers.