Sustainable and ESG-focused funds should sit at the heart of investors’ long-term portfolios now, with the seismic shift seen towards such mandates in recent years unlikely to be reversed, Adrian Lowcock at Willis Owen has said.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Boutique forestry investment management company EcoForests Asset Management has added a new carbon capture vertical to its portfolio. The EcoForests carbon capture certification process, which is regulated by the independent organisation Gold Standard, has already begun, and sales of certified carbon capture assets are expected to take place by Q4 this year.
Beyond Animal, a digital platform accelerating the growth of the animal-free economy, has launched a funding service that matches investors with pre-approved investment deals and enables these deals to proceed to completion within a secure, structured environment.
The number of advisers having ESG-related conversations with clients rose 2 per cent to 19 per cent between October 2020 and March 2021, according to the latest NextWealth ESG Tracker Study.
Desjardins survey reveals 28 per cent of Canadians believe responsible investments less profitable than traditional investments
According to a survey commissioned by Desjardins, 28 per cent of Canadians believe that responsible investment (RI) products provide lower returns than traditional investments.
Broadridge Financial Solutions has released the results from an annual survey of 400 financial advisers, revealing that a majority across channels use ESG products, citing direct interest from investors. The study also shows how the advisor-wholesaler relationship is evolving post-pandemic.
Tribe Impact Capital (Tribe), the UK’s first dedicated Impact Wealth Manager, has revealed Climate Action and Quality Education as the two most popular UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) amongst its clients.
EV (formally EValue) has launched an ESG-enabled income risk profiler tool for financial advisers. The solution is the first of its kind that maps to a fit-for-purpose income risk rating service for fund and asset managers.
New research has found that 77 per cent of current investors, and those planning to invest, are considering investing in stocks and shares, funds, ETFs or private pensions that are classed as environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
New research by Aviva, finds that almost two-thirds of consumers (63 per cent) who have savings, investments, a pension, or an annuity, want pension companies to be more environmentally transparent in where they invest their pensions.