Collaboration and engagement: how to balance impact and financial returns

The rewards are numerous

clock • 3 min read
Victoria Leggett of Union Bancaire Privée
Image:

Victoria Leggett of Union Bancaire Privée

Responsible investment, which began as a niche some years ago, is now central to the strategy of an increasing number of investors and corporate leaders.

Impact investing in particular is becoming as an asset class of its own and is beginning to filter into the mainstream of discussions surrounding responsible investment and ESG. Key differentiators delineate how impact works. Unlike leading large-cap companies whose focus on environmental footprint improvement often accords them high ESG scores, impactful companies are not necessarily ESG champions. Widening knowledge gap thwarting take-up of impact investing funds Successful impact investment typically starts with the identification of a powerful solution and ESG plays an impor...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment Week

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now

 

Already an Investment Week
member?

Login

More on ESG

Kimberley Lewis, head of active ownership at Schroders
ESG

Schroders: Why we are against Sainsbury's becoming Living Wage-accredited

AGM on 7 July

Kimberley Lewis
clock 27 June 2022 • 4 min read
The worst contender dropped 166%, with its flows going from net positive to net negative
ESG

Morningstar figures reveal drop in recently ESG rebranded funds flows

Worst fund saw 166% drop

Kathleen Gallagher
clock 24 June 2022 • 5 min read
The UK Infrastructure Bank just surpassed its one year anniversary
ESG

UK Infrastructure Bank to move away from investing through fund managers - reports

Chief executive has come under pressure

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
clock 23 June 2022 • 2 min read
Trustpilot