With issues such as climate change and deepening social injustices crossing into the sphere of personal finance, investors increasingly want to know where their money is going and what good it is doing. As such, there has been a seismic shift towards Responsible Investment (RI).
RI is where managers actively and intentionally seek to do good, avoid doing harm and lead change by investing in companies which are helping to meet the world’s most pressing challenges, whilst avoiding harm or seeking to improve those which perpetuate our problems.
At Square Mile, we see RI as an umbrella term from which stems a spectrum of differing investment approaches. These range from those which exclude certain sectors to those that are focused on positive and measurable impact to society and/or the environment.