What is ‘Tilting’ and ‘Influence and Engagement’ in sustainable investing?

Previously, Quintin Rayer asked why ethical investment matters, introduced sustainable (environmental, social and governance, or ESG) investing , and looked at the ‘screening’ and ‘best-in-class’ approaches to ethical investing. This article looks at different approaches for achieving ethical investment goals, exploring ‘tilting’ and ‘influence and engagement’. Future articles will explore topics including performance.

This article is the fifth 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), What is ‘Tilting’ and ‘Influence and Engagement’ in sustainable investing? DISCUS, available at http://discus.org.uk/approaches-to-ethical-sustainable-investing-tilting-and-influence-and-engagement/, 4 pages, 20 November 2017.


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About Dr Quintin Rayer

Quintin is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, a Chartered Wealth Manager and holds a Physics degree from Imperial College London and a Physics doctorate in atmospheric physics from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.