Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is our DNA. We are committed to integrating ESG factors into investment decisions and across asset classes. ESG factors are crucial investment performance drivers from both a return and risk perspective. We are committed to unlocking the potential of ESG across the globe.
Companies that recognise the importance of ESG factors – and manage them well – are increasingly attractive to investors, while companies that fail to pay attention to ESG can be perceived as higher risk. This is causing a paradigm shift in the investment world.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has entered the mainstream, and is transforming the way investors look at value. No longer are investments assessed purely in terms of financial returns; a host of other factors are considered, whether it’s a company’s carbon footprint or the impact a major infrastructure project will have on the local community. This is a welcome development, not least because these factors also have a demonstrable effect on investment performance. But ESG considerations add additional layers of complexity to the investment process that heighten the need for active portfolio management, backed by proprietary research.