Investing for a fairer, more sustainable future
We are seeing incredible momentum towards ESG-orientated strategies, and we believe that during this decade these trends will strengthen due to a trilogy of factors;
- regulatory tailwinds,
- changing investor attitudes to ESG, and
- the rapidly forming consensus that ESG-tilted strategies will outperform their non-ESG counterparts.
There are now sustainable and impact fund options available covering most asset classes, and so it is possible to implement positive ESG-tilts across a diversified investment portfolio. This is likely to increase your risk-adjusted returns as well as leave your portfolio better able to deal with the market disruptions that we believe are inevitable as economies and countries transition towards more sustainable development pathways.
This paper introduces you to sustainable and impact investing approaches and covers the key rationale for implementing them in your investment portfolios. Our central view is that there is a fundamental shift in how investors allocate capital, and investors are prioritising environmental and social objectives alongside the more traditional risk and return considerations.