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  • Armchair Critic: Should sustainable investing sustain your interest? – Professional Adviser

    18 July 2018

    At heart, investment is pretty basic, isn’t? Growth or income or combinations thereof? Fiscal efficiency or to achieve a particular goal? Then, subject to acceptable risk, the firm or firms charged with delivering against these objectives simply do so to the best of their professional ability – managing assets as they see fit?

    Yet this is no longer the whole of the story. Now, the question is being asked – which assets? Are these assets run on acceptable lines in terms of ESG – that is, environmental, social and governance – considerations? The idea of ESG … or socially responsible investing … or sustainability – admittedly ideas that are currently pretty widely defined – is becoming very powerful and advisers need to consider how they respond.

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