Sustainable Investing – What does it mean to you?

Coming to terms with the concept of sustainable investing – home to acronyms including ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), RI (Responsible Investment) and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) – can often feel like wading through alphabet soup. In this update, we explore some common terms relating to sustainable investing and show how they affect you, the end investor.

Sustainable Finance – a European plan destined to fail?

The European Court of Auditors has examined the European Commission’s sustainable finance plan – to direct investment towards sustainable business activity – and ‘concluded that more consistent EU action is needed.’

How ESG enhances your performance – the evidence

There is evidence across many time periods and regions (especially in emerging markets) that integrating ESG into the investment process, and investing in companies with better ESG scores, can add to performance.

The ESG Factor Magazine Q4 2021

Q4 2021, Issue 9 — The Official Quarterly Magazine of ESG Ireland. The latest issue features a broad range of articles, from the challenges facing the EU’s action plan to a sustainability driven start-up focused on delivering seaweed inspired food.

Getting to Net Zero – An Investor’s Guide

There are several considerations investors can take into account to better align their portfolios with the transition to a net zero economy, and it may take a combination of the below approaches to build an entire portfolio that is progressing toward a net zero-aligned pathway.

The Power of Investors

As an investor, your money is out there in the world, supporting different companies. There will be those that manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks well, and others that don’t. But investing your money gives you the power to engage with companies on their ESG performance. After all, incorporating ESG considerations into your investment decisions isn’t just for the feel-good factor, it’s good financial sense.