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Introduction to ESG Investing

More people are realising that the power of their wealth can be used to make a positive difference in the world. As a result, interest in socially and environmentally responsible investing is growing.


1st December 2023


For example, online searches for questions such as ‘why sustainable investing is important’ have increased by +250% in the past 12 months[1].

Here is a short introduction if you are considering sustainable investing as part of your overall investment strategy.


What is ESG Investing?

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) or “Sustainable” investing involves considering an investment’s environmental impact, social responsibility, and corporate governance practices when constructing a portfolio.

Investments that score high in these areas are often seen as more sustainable. ESG investing goes beyond simply avoiding companies with negative impacts; it actively seeks out investments making a positive difference in these areas.


Benefits of Sustainable Investments

Sustainable investments offer dual benefits: aligning your wealth with personal values and contributing to positive societal impact. Investing in companies that resonate with your environmental and social views not only fosters a sense of satisfaction but also enables financial growth in line with your goals.


The Impact of Your Wealth

One of the most compelling reasons to consider ESG investing is the ability to make a difference. By investing in companies impacting the world positively, you can help drive change in the areas that mean the most to you and your family. Whether investing in renewable energy companies, supporting businesses prioritising social responsibility, or investing in companies that lead in diversity and inclusion, your wealth can be a powerful force for good.


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Sustainable investing can be complex, and working with experts who understand the nuances of ESG investing is essential. We manage a range of investment strategies, including ESG strategies. Our investment experts can help you find a strategy that best aligns with your goals and financial values.



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