Sustainable Investing

Our ‘Eco Friendly’ sustainable investment advice experts can help you to invest with a purpose. Our due diligence process identifies sustainable investment funds. Sustainable funds consider good Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors to drive your investment returns. 

Sustainable Investing

When you invest in funds with good Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials your fund manager will choose the stocks, shares and other financial instruments in which to invest only after they’ve conducted an ESG impact assessment.

Your manager will exclude any industries or activities which have a negative impact on your ESG objectives. This means they will invest your money in companies that can demonstrate a commitment to sustainability in their own business, and make a positive impact on the themes associate with positive ESG credentials.

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Use your investments to influence the way companies interact with the community, their employees, the products they make and the nature of the services they provide.

Either screen your investments for ESG factors which are important to you or invest in line with a broad framework of positive sustainability goals guided by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals framework.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The information provided in these FAQs does not constitute professional financial advice. We strongly recommended that you consult a professional adviser before proceeding with a financial transaction.

What Is sustainable investment management?

To invest sustainably, before they invest an investor considers whether a particular company, stock or fund has good environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) credentials.

What are examples of sustainable investments?

People who invest their savings in funds which specialise in finding companies with good employment and environmental credentials. For example, some investment funds take a principals based approach to investing which takes into account the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals framework whilst some investors create a bespoke investment portfolio based on the results of a screen of suitable funds for positive, negative and neutral ESG factors.

What are the 4 strategies of ESG investing?

There are four main approaches to ESG investing: –

  • Wholehearted integration of ESG factors in the investment decision making process.
  • Impact investing, which is an investment strategy that seeks to create a positive environmental and social impact to drive good investment returns.
  • Negative screening for ESG factors, which involves excluding any companies from an investment portfolio which score poorly on ESG factors relative to their peers.
  • Positive screening for ESG factors, which includes any companies in an investment portfolio which score well on ESG factors relative to their peers.
Is sustainable investing good?

There’s a large and growing movement of activist ethical investors who work to influence environmental, social and good corporate governance factors. Companies face pressure to change their policies from this shareholder group, which is driving real change.

Sustainable investing can help to influence the way companies interact with the community, their employees, the products they make and the nature of the services they provide.

The value of an investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise, and you may not get back the full amount you invest.

Is sustainable investing just a FAD?

No. We believe it’s reasonable to expect companies with good ESG credentials to outperform other companies in the long-run.

The value of an investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise, and you may not get back the full amount you invest.

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