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‘The UN SDGs were not developed for investors’

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals – such as eradicating poverty and encouraging gender equality and climate action – that the intergovernmental organisation hopes see implemented by 2030.

Nomura Asset Management’s Global Sustainable Equity Fund focuses on the UN SDGs via a portfolio of 30-40 global equity stocks in sectors such as healthcare, renewable energy and fintech.

In this video, portfolio manager Alex Rowe outlines the challenges funds face trying to adopt the UN SDGs into an ESG framework and whether investors should be worried about ‘rainbow washing’.

Nomura Global Sustainable Equity Fund vs benchmark

Source: FE Analytics

David Robinson

David Robinson is the editor of Expert Investor. He has 18 years’ experience as a business journalist and editor. In the past he has written for the Guardian newspaper and The Telegraph, and worked as...

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