12th Oct 2018 by Henry Findlater

Being responsible with your portfolio

responsible with your portfolio

Responsible investing is a topic of increasing interest, particularly among certain profiles of investors. Yet, proposed legislative rollbacks on corporate governance and climate change, particularly in the United States, have roused concerns about the impact on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

We believe that investors have many reasons to remain confident in matching their assets with their values. While it is always hard to predict how changes will ultimately play out, the future of sustainable investing continues to look promising for investors.

If you want to achieve your investment goals but would prefer to invest in a way that reflects your values and social conscious, there are investment opportunities available to you, offering a sustainable overlay while investing in a broad collection of companies.

There are several motivations for sustainable, responsible and impact investing, including personal values and goals. Sustainable investors aim for strong financial performance, but also believe that these investments should be used to contribute to advancements in social, environmental and governance practices. One may actively seek out particular investments that are likely to provide important societal or environmental benefits. Some investors embrace sustainable strategies to manage the risk of their chosen investments; they review ESG criteria to assess the quality of management or the likely resilience of their portfolio companies in dealing with future challenges. Some are seeking financial outperformance over the long term; a growing body of academic research aims to show a link between ESG investments and financial performance.

Risk Warnings and Important Information

The above articles do not take into account the specific goals or requirements of individual users. You should carefully consider the suitability of any strategies along with your financial situation prior to making any decisions on an appropriate strategy.

MASECO LLP trading as MASECO Private Wealth is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax advice.  MASECO Private Wealth is not a tax specialist. We strongly recommend that every client seeks their own tax advice prior to acting on any of the strategies described in this document.

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