In an environment of contracting markets, ‘ESG’, or ‘environmental, social and governance’ investing continues to be an area of growth and focus for asset managers, financial advisers and investors, alike.
What all this means for the investment industry is that its participants can no longer afford to view ESG investing as a ‘subset’ or niche area for just an interested few. With new regulations on the horizon, fund groups and advisers will soon be obligated to consider various ESG factors within their propositions and, as investor demand increases, think carefully about how their propositions can attract and retain socially conscious investors.
The ESG world is a complex and fast-moving one.
Our white paper examines:
- What is 'ESG' investing really?
- A brief history of ESG investing
- ESG Regulations
- ESG Ratings
- Risk & Return
- Potential criticisms
- The future of ESG investing