Your Guide to Sustainable Investing

Want to secure a sustainable source of income and returns? Look beneath the hood of your fund holdings to see how they score on environmental, social and governance factors

Morningstar 18 April, 2019 | 3:27PM James Gard

Wind Farm - Ethical Investing

Do you want sustainable, long-term investment returns? Increasing evidence suggests that in order to reach your investment goalsthe companies that deliver the best returns to shareholders are those which care about ESG, about environmental, social and governance issues.

In the past, ethical investing was thought of as a lower-return strategy, investing for people who wanted to put morals above profits. But now evidence suggests that the opposite is true; companies which embrace low-carbon technology for example, are more likely to be future proofed, companies which treat their employees fairly are more likely to have consistent cash flows.

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