We have always recognised and follow the importance of selecting investments with excellent track records in their respective fields. Investments in the ESG space are growing at an exponential rate. It is unlikely that change will last, unless investment returns are at least on a par with alternative, let’s say ‘less responsible’ policies.
It is our considered opinion that as a key component in making a significant advancement in the improvement of our Environment and Care for the Planet, investors and shareholders should push from within and demand a more conscientious governance from the companies they invest in. It is at this stage that good ESG policies will form part of those companies’ business plans, which will in turn filter out on how they really run their businesses. This will happen when shareholders can see the potential for improved returns by adopting these policies.
We passionately believe there can be an incredibly happy marriage between ESG investing and strong investment returns. Investors can benefit from good returns as well as adhering to their values and making a positive contribution to the world
Hear directly from Ivor in this radio interview on what this means.