Here's What You Need to Know About Sustainable Funds

Interested in sustainable investing? We look at how to pick apart the different ways funds that consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors 

Karen Wallace 20 February, 2020 | 9:09AM

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Sustainable investing can be a difficult concept to get your head around.

First off, there are a lot of terms that seem synonymous, or a used interchangeably - sustainability, ESG, impact investing and responsible investing, to name just a few. There are also some very pervasive myths; many people believe they will have to sacrifice returns if they invest in line with their beliefs, so they figure they should just hold their nose and stick with conventional investments. But that's not true.

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