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.

Why Clean Money Matters

Quintin Rayer explores clean money and why ethical and sustainable investing matters, the approaches used and how trustees can include…

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Ethical investing: the unlikely route to alpha?

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

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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…

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Investing in Extreme Weather Conditions

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

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Saving Our Seas

Quintin Rayer explores how IFAs can help preserve our planet be selecting ethical funds and encouraging companies to stop using plastics.

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Selecting funds for ethical and sustainable investment

Previously, Quintin Rayer asked why ethical investment matters, introduced sustainable (environmental, social and governance, or ESG) investing , and looked…

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Why Ethical Investing Matters

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

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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…

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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…

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Green Dollars

Green Dollars Quintin Rayer discusses ethical and sustainable investing, and how they can enable trustees to meet their fiduciary responsibilities….

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