ESG Fund Articles
Published: 21 Feb 2024
We have been notified of changes to the underlying funds of the Quilter Investors mirror funds in our range, which are expected to take effect 2 April 2024.
Published: 31 Jan 2024
The key trends to look out for in science, technology and sustainability over the next 12 months – and beyond.
Published: 26 Jan 2024
Half a century of academic research finds that in most cases, companies that apply ESG principles tend to be higher quality and financially superior. Curiously, results are less robust for investment portfolios. We look at possible resolutions to this conundrum and also explain why our convictions on ESG and investments are as strong as ever.
Published: 03 Jan 2024
Our research paper shows why a ‘just transition’ matters, highlighting actions that companies, governments and investors need to take to make it happen.
Published: 22 Nov 2023
Greening the construction industry has become a priority but it's not clear whether the transition represents an investment opportunity. This year's The Klosters Forum sought to resolve this conundrum.
Published: 22 Nov 2023
Human ingenuity and responsible investment are crucial to addressing climate change and resource depletion. Concern about our use of the world’s finite resources is by no means new.
Published: 09 Nov 2023
Better late than never, the world is waking up to the urgent threat to biodiversity and natural capital. Investors have a crucial role to play in the fight to maintain vital ecosystems - and a huge opportunity to seize.
Published: 25 Sep 2023
Investing in companies that support the transition towards net zero brings its own trade-offs. We asked portfolio managers Chris Berkouwer and Yanxin Liu how they are making the strategy work.
Published: 08 Sep 2023
We have seen the notion of shareholder primacy take the lead across the globe and become the base argument for governance of the corporate world.
Published: 18 Aug 2023
As of today, we have used up the planet’s natural capital budget for the year. What does this mean for investors?
Published: 11 Aug 2023
abrdn's Chief Sustainability Officer describes four big sustainability trends that will shape the way people invest for decades to come.
Published: 12 Jul 2023
Society is calling for protection against the threats posed by AI. Incorporating AI considerations into investors’ ESG analysis of companies will help.
Published: 11 Jul 2023
For a number of reasons, we are moving to a world where natural resources previously taken for granted are becoming scarcer.
Published: 21 Jun 2023
Finding alpha in sustainability. Asset owners and their stakeholders increasingly expect to achieve their financial goals while ensuring positive non-financial results for future generations as well. The key question is whether it’s possible to do both.
Published: 06 Jun 2023
Reducing food waste has typically been described as a “triple win” – for the economy, for food security, and for the environment. But with respect to the wide-ranging implications of food waste for companies, we should consider adding a fourth “win” as investors can draw financial benefits as well.
Published: 31 May 2023
Investors can achieve the greatest positive impact with their capital by focusing on four key themes.
Published: 25 May 2023
As companies attempt their transition to a net-zero world, we sat down with Ben McEwen, Climate Analyst at Sarasin & Partners, to understand more about what the high-carbon transition means for investors and how we assess the credibility of companies’ climate claims.
Published: 31 Mar 2023
Morningstar’s Guide to Sustainable Investing sheds light on the different approaches professional investors and managers can use to make more-informed decisions that align with investors’ sustainability motivations and objectives.
Published: 07 Mar 2023
What the Global Biodiversity Framework means for companies, investors, and nature outcomes.
Published: 14 Feb 2023
The landmark UN deal on tackling biodiversity loss aims to place businesses and investors in the front line in the battle to protect nature.
Published: 03 Jan 2023
Sustainable investing has been challenged on many fronts over the last 12 months and we expect conditions to remain volatile in 2023.
Published: 28 Dec 2022
The plunge in growth stocks since the equity market highs of 2021 has been remarkable, providing an attractive entry point into a number of long-term structural growth themes and recession-resistant businesses.
Published: 24 Nov 2022
The events affecting the food system from 2020-22 have been remarkable, and may become more widespread. Tackling this brings investment opportunities.
Published: 22 Nov 2022
Investment creates opportunity – the opportunity to change things for the better. To not only create a better future for you and your family, but also for the communities around us, the environment we live in and the industries that shape our society.
Published: 17 Nov 2022
Strategists at J.P. Morgan Asset Management shared their views on why investors are paying more attention to ESG factors and how ESG factors can be incorporated into investment decision making.
Published: 01 Sep 2022
Gam Investments’ Mark Hawtin considers the future of food and explains why it looks set to be one of the most exciting prospects for the next 10-15 years.
Published: 25 Aug 2022
Mining is a good example of the complexities involved in decarbonisation. As some miners opt to sell coal assets, BHP is instead winding down one of its Australian mines. Discover why we are applauding this decision.
Published: 23 Aug 2022
Waste management has long been one of society’s primary challenges. It’s an industry that’s ripe for disruption given how little it’s changed over the last few centuries.
Published: 21 Jul 2022
As the economic glass starts to clear we explore the host of opportunities for long-term thematic investors in our latest House Report.
Published: 20 Jul 2022
Investors in China can positively influence the behaviour of Chinese companies and generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in the long run.
Published: 14 Jul 2022
Sustainable investing continues to gain momentum and the case for considering ESG factors remains as strong as ever. From consumers to policymakers, many economic actors are backing sustainability—creating a powerful portfolio opportunity.
Published: 13 Jul 2022
This growing environmental problem is increasingly a focal point for policy at national and international level.
Published: 13 Jun 2022
Robert Gilhooly and Edward Glossop think demography is only one factor that will determine long-term interest rates in emerging markets. In this article they look more closely at the dynamics equilibrium and interest rates.
Published: 08 Jun 2022
Whether it is refillable toothpaste tubes or recycled plastic bottles, big global businesses like Colgate, Nestle and Unilever are starting to create the products and solutions the world will need for a future without plastic waste. The problem is no one is quite managing to go fast enough.
Published: 08 Jun 2022
In just a few years, ESG investing has grown in prominence. How can investors capitalize on this trend? What is ESG? The use of environmental, social and governance factors to inform investment decisions.
Published: 26 Apr 2022
What does active ownership really mean in practice? Experts from Schroders' sustainable investment team explain.
Published: 25 Apr 2022
Published: 09 Mar 2022
Portfolio managers Velislava Dimitrova and Cornelia Furse take a look at the companies offering solutions to monetise unwanted items and extend the lives of products, outlining the environmental benefits and investment opportunities this is creating.
Published: 01 Mar 2022
While some progress was made at COP26, it is clear that there is a large credibility gap between words and actions.
Published: 28 Feb 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on savings and investments. To find out the extent of the impact on women’s finances in particular, J.P. Morgan Asset Management asked 4,000 women across 10 European countries to tell us about their current savings situation.
Published: 30 Dec 2021
Real momentum is building in the environmental, social and governance space. Policymakers are raising the bar; corporates are responding to consumer trends; and the financial services industry is finding its voice. As progress accelerates, 2022 will be the year in which ESG aspirations meet implementation.
Published: 23 Nov 2021
Covid-19 hasn’t eclipsed issues of equality at work, it’s underscored their importance. Equality for women requires thinking about equality at home and along supply chains
Published: 22 Nov 2021
Single materiality considers the impact of climate change on the company; double materiality considers the impact of the company on climate change. Head of investment strategy Henry Boucher unravels the conflicts in ‘double materiality’ and where to draw the ‘moral’ line.
Published: 28 Sep 2021
The power of active engagement: Fidelity International believes Companies should be held to account on supply chain management - alongside other environmental, social and governance issues.
Published: 20 Sep 2021
Investment Marketing Analyst, Jon Lockyer, looks to dispel the perception that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is a passing trend.
Published: 06 Jul 2021
BMO-Discover the ESG implications of investing in the emerging market dairy industry.
Published: 25 Jun 2021
Fidelity International’s ESG Analyst Survey 2021 reveals that, while many companies report their ESG activities accurately, significant numbers continue to overpromote their ESG performance. To get a true picture of each company’s sustainability credentials, corporates and investors must adopt a consistent global ESG standard.
Published: 18 Jun 2021
Discover how human activity threatens the ocean and how investors can drive sustainable solutions.
Published: 27 May 2021
The Covid pandemic has brought renewed focus on the social aspects of ESG investing. How can asset managers incorporate human rights into their approach? And what value does this add?
Published: 26 May 2021
While technology is key to driving economic growth, there are a number of ESG factors that responsible investors should be aware of. Sarasin’s analysts Josh Sambrook-Smith and Kwai San Wong take us through these issues.