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A Spotlight On: Sustainability and SDR

01 Mar, 2023 | Return|

2022 was a challenging year for investors, however, despite an unfavourable macro-environment, sustainable funds demonstrated resilience amidst the downturn and were one of the only areas of the market to experience positive flows over the year. Though a seemingly more positive story for sustainable investing, there is still work to be done on creating greater transparency, commonality and understanding for those wishing to invest this way.

For the first panel in our ‘A Spotlight On’ series, we were joined by three experts in sustainable investing – Maria Municchi, Fund Manager at M&G Investments, Peter Rawlence, Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management and Seb Beloe, Partner and Head of Research at WHEB – to explore:

  • How to think about sustainability – from collaboration and transition to positive impact.

  • Stocks which typify sustainable investing, and what to look for when investing.

  • The economic benefit of investing in this way, and view for the long-term.

  • Thoughts of the FCA’s Consultation Paper on SDR and investment labels, and how this compares to the EU’s SFDR.

  • Hopes for the UK sustainable market in three years’ time.

The full panel recording can be found below, as well as more information from our expert speakers.

Video: A spotlight on Sustainability and SDR



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