IA Introduces Guidelines for ESG Investing

Investment trade body urges industry to adopt a common language to help people better understand sustainable investing

Annalisa Esposito 18 November, 2019 | 3:04PM

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The Investment Association is urging companies to use a "common language" when it comes to talking about sustainable investment options, to help investors compare funds more easily.

The investment trade body has today published guidelines to add clarity to responsible investing, defining a large variety of terms such as thematic investing, negative screening and shareholder engagement. It is hoped it will make it easier to compare funds with a focus on environmental or social outcomes.

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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