Ethical & Sustainable Investing

A Survey of UK‐Based Ethical and Sustainable Fund Managers’ Investment Processes Addressing Plastics in the Environment

Some ethical and sustainable fund managers have reflected concern about plastic pollution in their investment selections. A questionnaire was designed…

Ethical and Sustainable Investing and the Need for Carbon-Neutrality

Human‐induced carbon emissions play a major role in climate change. Current approaches to limiting global average temperature rises have focused…

Wealth Manager: ESG Review – ESG Comes of Age

For Quintin Rayer, head of research and ethical investing at wealth manager P1, issues around fast fashion retailer Boohoo highlight…

Extreme weather climate investment risk

Environmentally minded investors often consider climate risks [1]. Potential liabilities for climate change induced extreme weather events due to carbon…

The price of conscience: arguments for ethical out-performance

Previously, Quintin Rayer introduced sustainable (environmental, social and governance, or ESG) investing, looking at different approaches including fund selection. This…

An introduction to ESG investing (for advisers with ethically minded clients)

An introduction to ESG investing (for advisers with ethically-minded clients) In a previous article on ethical investment, Quintin Rayer outlined…

Ethical investing: the unlikely route to alpha?

Although some will assume that ethical and sustainable portfolios have a higher risk and lower returns than their conventional counterparts,…

Business ethics: moving beyond just compliance

Business ethics: moving beyond just compliance As a topic, business ethics moves beyond the usual focus on compliance issues and…

Approaches to Ethical & Sustainable Investing: Screening and Best-in-Class

Approaches to Ethical & Sustainable Investing: Screening and Best-in-Class   In previous articles on ethical investment, Quintin Rayer outlined why…

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…