Approaches to Ethical & Sustainable Investing: Screening and Best-in-Class
In previous articles on ethical investment, Quintin Rayer outlined why ethical investment matters, introduced the concept of sustainable investing with its focus on ‘ESG’ factors, and outlined the history of ethical investing to help place it in its wider context. In this article he outlines how screening and best-in-class approaches are used to achieve ethical investment goals. Following articles will explore different methods and other aspects of ethical investment including performance issues.
This article is the fourth in a series making up a helpful introduction to ethical and sustainable investing for IFAs unfamiliar with this topic. The previous articles can be found here:
- Q G Rayer (2017), Why ethical investment is crucial and not just ‘nice to have’, DISCUS, available at http://discus.org.uk/7831-2/, 3 pages, 27 July 2017.
- Q G Rayer (2017), An introduction to ESG investing (for advisers with ethically minded clients), DISCUS, available at http://discus.org.uk/sustainable-investing-and-its-focus-on-egs-factors/, 3 pages, 23 August 2017.
- Q G Rayer (2017), A brief history of ethical investing, DISCUS, available at http://discus.org.uk/brief-history-ethical-investing/, 3 pages, 19 September 2017.
Q G Rayer (2017), Approaches to Ethical & Sustainable Investing: Screening and Best-in-Class, DISCUS, available at http://discus.org.uk/approaches-to-ethical-sustainable-investing-screening-and-best-in-class/, 4 pages, 26 October 2017.