As sustainable (or ESG) investment becomes increasingly prominent and accessible, we observe a greater preference in investment solutions aligned to factors that make a positive difference.
We’re all aware of some of the more challenging issues facing humankind today. Reports of plastic suffocating the oceans, increases in social inequality and questionable corporate practices have each made headlines in recent times. You may want to play a part in making things better for the future and sustainable investment is one route you can consider for doing so.
What is sustainable investment?
Although the concept’s been around for longer than you might think, participation in sustainable investment has increased significantly in recent times. There’s plenty of choice too. In June 2020 there were nearly 3,500 dedicated sustainable investment funds around the world, and that number is expected to increase.
Sustainable investment is about making decisions to invest based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors: