General principles previously governed ethical investing, but both fund managers and clients now accept the more hard-nosed approach of eliminating certain companies from portfolios.
ESG investing is becoming more of a mainstream consideration for investors. Asset managers are facing the challenge of having to meet clients’ non-material requirements as well as their long-term financial goals.
There is a remarkable range of ‘ethical’ ETFs on the global stage, but all is not what it seems when the covers are pulled down.
Impact investing is no passing fad, with an estimated $32 billion to be invested over the next decade in Australia alone. This article looks at just one example of an impact investment, the Balanced Water Fund.
In late-2015 representatives from over 100 countries met in Paris for the UN’s convention on climate change. There are key outcomes and implications for investors and their portfolios.
Responsible investing is increasingly mainstream and relevant, but there are many words used to describe similar activities. What do they all mean and how do managers decide where to invest?
Banks are walking away from resources projects, super funds are dumping stocks based on human rights issues and climate change related shareholder resolutions are gaining wide support.
A virtuous life is one of aspiration – to be good, to be fulfilled, and to make a contribution. Ethics is not about doing your duty reluctantly, but rather asking the confronting question: what do I want to be remembered for?
Impact investing is a growing field that is helping to address many of society’s most pressing challenges. It aims to achieve a financial return, as well as positive social, cultural or environmental impacts.
Cuffelinks reader, Josh, asks: “Can you tell me about Impact Investment, how do I do this, and where do I go?” The market is gradually unlocking the challenges and potential of this sector.
The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative helps navigate the increasing environment, social and governance issues that face us today. What’s next on the ‘to do’ list?