Ethical & Sustainable Investing

Fossil Fuels: Divest or Engage?

Many investors are acutely aware of the risks from global warming including…

Bulk offsetting: Half measures

Investors are becoming increasingly aware of the climate risks associated with extracting and burning carbon. Investors can see that fossil…

Better than nothing…but so many ‘buts’

Investors are increasingly aware of climate risks and appreciate that fossil fuel companies are major emitters. Primary responses have been…

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…

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…

Why Ethical Investing Matters

Quintin Rayer explains why ethical investing is about more than paying lip service to corporate social responsibility. Advisers may find…