Five ways to integrate ESG into investments
The days of treating ESG and sustainability matters as “extra curricular” are numbered and will be the differentiator for investments in the future, according to Legg Mason affiliates. Click through the slides below to find out five ways to integrate ESG into investments.
SRI is not the same as ESG
While environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have become an inherent part of risk management, socially responsible investment (SRI) products are, by comparison, designed to meet the demand of specific investors, according to Aberdeen Standard’s William Scholes.
Funds rebadging as ESG reaches new heights
Asset managers are increasingly repurposing underperforming funds into ESG products to jump on the sustainable investing trend, but an announcement this week from Franklin Templeton Investments has taken the process to new heights as it repositions a global equities fund into a thematic climate change product.
Ethical exclusions lower Norway’s sovereign fund returns
Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund has returned 1.6 percentage points less on an annualised basis over the last 12 years because it excluded some stocks on ethical grounds.