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Talking ESG – Lipper Fund Selector 2019 – Video Interview

16 Oct 2019, by Alexander Welsford in News

Interest in ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance), Sustainable and Impact Investing is growing but there is still some misunderstanding over what it is and in particular how it is not the same as Ethical Investing.

Ayres Punchard’s Chris Welsford was invited to speak at the annual Lipper Fund Selector Forum at Canary Wharf this year. In this short vox pops video, he explains the key difference between Ethical Investment and ESG, how and why sustainable and impact investing has grown and why ESG is a crucial analytical tool that is part of the qualitative analysis that should be undertaken by all fund managers in understanding and managing portfolio risk. He discusses Greenwash and why it’s a big risk to all portfolios and how regulation goes far beyond national frameworks, extending out globally through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, driven by the climate emergency and an array of other global challenges that together with Government action, require solutions that will have to be financed through investment.

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