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Sustainable approaches to a profitable future

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The value of investments can fall as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invest, especially over the short term. The information shown is not personal advice, if you are unsure of the suitability of an investment for your circumstances please contact us for personal advice.

While you might expect putting limiting principles into investment practice to come at a cost, the opposite is true. Study after study has shown that businesses with ESG (environmental, social and governance) characteristics have outperformed their peers. So, what’s good for the environment and society could be good for your wealth too.

Aligning with Good Money Week, we explore investment opportunities with an ethical, sustainable or ESG focus, as well as general practices that can be good for your money in the long term.

What do you need to do about ESG?

The case for ESG investing is solid. Better performance and better for the planet so what’s the next step for investors?

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 10 October 2019 | 2 min read

What is ESG investing?

Emma Wall explains how environmental, social and governance concerns are factored into stock selection.

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis | 9 October 2019 | 4 min read

Three companies with ‘good’ business sense

Nick Hyett highlights three businesses with an ethical and sustainable stance – plus the potential to deliver for investors.

Nicholas Hyett, Equity Analyst | 9 October 2019 | 6 min read

The trend that's taking professional investors by storm

Some of the world’s biggest investment funds are now investing with ESG in mind.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 8 October 2019 | 4 min read

First State Asia Focus – responsible stewardship in a fast-growing region

The team behind First State Asia Focus has considered ESG factors in their investment approach for many years. In their search for sustainable growth, they view themselves as long-term owners of a business.

Kate Marshall, Senior Investment Analyst | 8 October 2019 | 2 min read

How a professional finds opportunity in ethical

Audrey Ryan has managed the Kames Ethical Equity fund for over two decades.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 7 October 2019 | 4 min read

A simple solution for investors concerned by climate change

There’s an easy way to invest in companies involved in reducing the impact of climate change.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 7 October 2019 | 2 min read

Responsible investing – separating fact from fiction

Myths surrounding responsible investing could be holding investors back from profiting from their principles.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 7 October 2019 | 3 min read