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Sustainable approaches to a profitable future

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: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. The value of investments can fall as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invest, especially over the short term.Past performance is not a guide to the future.

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.

Is it time to consider ESG investing?

Investment Analyst, Dominic Rowles, looks at the evidence behind environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, and gives some practical tips on how you could add ESG into your investments.

Dominic Rowles | 1 June 2020 | 10 min read

ESG investing – the new normal?

Hannah Duncan takes a closer look at how the popularity of Environmental, Social and Government (ESG) funds has soared in recent years and how some are currently outperforming mainstream indices.

Hannah Duncan | 14 April 2020 | 4 min read

Kames – ethical investing through the market turmoil

Kames fund manager Audrey Ryan has been investing in a responsible way for decades. She tells Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis, what ethical investing means for her, and how to navigate the current stock market volatility.

Emma Wall | 6 April 2020 | 3 min read

Two investment trusts that don’t cost the Earth

2019 was the year sustainability went mainstream. In this article, we take a closer look at two investment trusts with very different approaches to investing responsibly.

Dominic Rowles | 4 March 2020 | 3 min read

3 things you need to know about ESG investing

Investment Analyst Dominic Rowles talks about the trend towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns and shares three key points you need to know.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 21 February 2020 | 3 min read

HL to adopt IA responsible investing definitions

Hargreaves Lansdown has adopted the IA's definitions concerning ethical and responsible investment.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 24 January 2020 | 2 min read

Investing in renewable energy – a powerful investment?

Jonathon Curtis looks at whether investing in cleaner, greener energy sources could be good for your portfolio as well as the planet.

Jonathon Curtis | 13 January 2020 | 4 min read

Two ESG funds for 2020 and beyond

We look at how the managers of Kames Ethical Equity and First State Asia Focus integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis into their investment processes.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 9 January 2020 | 4 min read

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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