There are a number of potential long-term opportunities in sustainable businesses which ESG-focused investors should be watching amid the deluge of IPOs taking place this year, according to Kames Capital's Craig Bonthron.
IPO season is in full swing across the globe, with scores of businesses coming to market in the US and elsewhere. Big names such as Uber have already floated, with some - such as Beyond Meat, the plant-based protein product manufacturer - already catching the eye of investors.
Beyond Meat has surged significantly from its IPO price of $25, currently trading at nearly four times that.
Bonthron, manager of the Kames Global Sustainable Equity fund, said there are a number of other listings investors should be aware of.
"More and more investors are interested in sustainable investing and are looking at sustainability as a key factor when making their investment decisions," he said.
"As part of this, we are seeing increasing interest in companies which are aiming to - or are already - making positive changes to the world, be it at an environmental level or otherwise.
"Beyond Meat is a case in point, and the opportunity longer term for that business is currently a popular topic, but there are other opportunities still to come as more private businesses go public."
In this gallery, Bonthron looks at some of the other potential standout names scheduled to list later this year.