Once a niche area of finance, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is now very much a mainstream phenomenon.
Approaches to sustainable investing
As sustainable investing becomes increasingly mainstream, there are more and more opportunities for investors to choose solutions that align with both their financial goals and their sustainability preferences – whether they want to factor in environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, capture opportunities or help finance the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive economy. Below, we look at some of the most common approaches.
What does the E mean for an investor
The preservation of the environment has risen to the top of the agenda for governments, corporations and individuals around the world.
What does the S mean for an investor
The role of social factors in sustainable investing may be less intuitive than that of environmental or governance factors but it is no less crucial.
What does the G mean for an investor
While environmental and social factors are often the focus for investors looking to invest sustainably, the importance of governance issues should not be ignored. Studying the way a company is structured can help identify potential financially material risks before they come to pass, or highlight a well-run company with strong future prospects. This is the main focus of the governance component of ESG.
How can companies be scored on ESG criteria?
In today’s rapidly changing world, the ability to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of overall security research is crucial if investors are to make a thorough assessment of investment opportunities and portfolio risks.
What is stewardship and why is it important?
Corporate engagement has a crucial role to play in the management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks within investment portfolios.
Understanding an ESG fund Report
Our ESG Fund Report is a standalone, comprehensive report covering key environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics for our OEIC, SICAV and ETF ranges. Reports for each fund are published quarterly on our website. All ratings and metrics are sourced directly from MSCI.