Ethical & Sustainable Investing

Ethical and sustainable investment can be seen as a ‘nice-to-have’ but not an essential part of a portfolio. In our research, we look to raise awareness about the fundamental importance of ethical investment and increase familiarity with concepts and phrases such as ‘sustainable investment’, ‘Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance’ (ESG). We also consider the various approaches used for investing ethically.

In addition to raising awareness, we seek to counter the arguments concerning ‘the price of conscience’ by exploring the inherent benefits ethical investment brings revealed through the interplay of reduced risk and competitive advantage.

Engagement needs to be supported with a “Credible Threat”of divestment

Managers must use ‘credible threat’ of divestment to engage boards. In a world of climate crisis, proper engagement and divestment…

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Ethical investing and performance: the price of conscience

How might ethical investments compare with conventional counterparts? Could they tend to underperform? Particularly as ‘ethical’ or ‘green’ labels might…

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The Rules of Engagement

Quintin Rayer offers tips for ethical investors that want to strengthen their engagement with companies. Ethical and sustainable investors focus…

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Net-zero is only meaningful emissions target for ESG funds

Fund managers need to push companies much harder to achieve net-zero goals, but investors do have access to realistic and…

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Selecting ethical or sustainable investment funds

Introduction Previous articles asked why ethical investment matters [1], introduced sustainable (environmental, social and governance, or ESG) investing [2]; and…

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Ethical investing: portfolio tilting and corporate engagement

Previous articles asked why ethical investment matters; introduced sustainable investing (with its emphasis on environmental, social and governance issues, or…

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A Target for Carbon-Neutrality

Dr Quintin Rayer and Dr Pete Walton discuss the Net-Zero Carbon 10 target and the growing importance of carbon-neutrality and…

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Climate-Friendly Investing Tools

Climate concerns have emerged as a significant theme in ethical and sustainable investing. Global warming is almost certainly the most…

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Ethical investing approaches: screening and best-in-class

Previous articles asked why ethical investment matters, gave an introduction to Sustainable (environmental, social and governance, or ESG) investing and…

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Global warming and extreme weather investment risks

Environmentally focused investors often consider climate risks. However, potential liabilities for damages from extreme weather events due to emissions from…

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