Responsible investment continues to move to the forefront of the investment industry. Driven by both investors who want to know where their savings have been invested and why, and the gradual realisation from fund managers that environmental, social and governance factors can, and likely will, have a material impact on the share price and viability of companies moving forward.
At Square Mile, we view Responsible investment as an umbrella term from which stems a spectrum of differing investment approaches, ranging from those that exclude certain securities or sectors to those that are focused on delivering positive and measurable impact to society and the environment.
In our recent event, The Journey from ESG Impact, we focussed on the latter, impact investing, which is beginning to gain traction in the retail space. Hosted by John Fleetwood, Square Mile's Director of Responsible and Sustainable Investing, we were joined by our three sponsors, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Columbia Threadneedle Investments and M&G Investments, to discuss how they interpret impact investing, how investors can differentiate between impact funds and how reporting can benefit advisers and their clients.
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Take a look at further insights from our recent event, The Journey from ESG to Impact.
The Journey from ESG to Impact
Hear from Jamie Broderick, Director of the Impact Investing Institute, on how advisers and investors can access impact investing and what to expect from this area of investment.
The Square Mile and 3D Investing perspective
In this short video, we outline how Square Mile and 3D Investing view this area of investing and what we look for when assessing funds.