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Socially responsible investing

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Better for the world, society & you

Ethical investing is known under different names but each have similar goals and outcomes

E.S.G.
investing

A strategy and practice to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. Active ownership is prominent in E.S.G. investing to manage downside risk to investors.

Socially Responsible
investing

S.R.I. focuses on the positive nature of the business that the company conducts. Relying heavily on E.S.G factors, S.R.I seeks to promote additional positive outcomes as well as returns for investors

Impact
investing

An investment strategy that not only generates financial returns but also creates constructive outcomes. Similar to S.R.I in outlook, Impact funds place a high priority on positive social outcomes and investor returns

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E.S.G issues

Environmental

  • climate change

  • resource depletion

  • waste

  • pollution

  • deforestation

Social

  • human rights

  • modern slavery

  • child labour

  • working conditions

  • employee relations

Governance

  • corruption

  • executive pay

  • board diversity

  • political lobbying

  • tax strategy

Ethical fund managers seek to address these issues through active management, negative screening, and collaboration with companies as shareholders

Sustainable development goals

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Myth-busting

Ethical returns are lower than traditional funds?
Growing evidence shows that over the long term, ethical funds can out-perform traditional funds
Ethical funds are simply wind farms?
Ethical funds are well diversified and can reduce risk further by screening out risk attributed to negative E.S.G. practices
Charges on ethical funds are higher?
As more than $30 billion has flowed into E.S.G. funds over the last 20+ years, economies of scale have reduced charges on ethical funds

Further Resources

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

 

 

 

 

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The P.R.I. works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

 

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Keep up to date with the latest articles on E.S.G, S.R.I, and Impact investing. Search the database of posts to find previous articles and real world examples of Ethical investing in action.

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