Is the UK Market Unsustainable?

How do fund managers approach environmental sustainability when investing in the industrial-heavy UK market?

Sunniva Kolostyak 22 July, 2021 | 11:08AM
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The UK market has received its fair share of flack for not being as environmentally friendly as others. It is a country that historically has been very reliant on industrials and commodities, and with the growing awareness around environmental, social and governance – or ESG – risks, it raises questions about whether the UK index is green enough.

On the fund management side, there are several reasons why this topic is taking up space. One reason is, of course, increased investor interest, but for the first time, managers are also having to report on ESG risks and the negative impact of their investments under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

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Sunniva Kolostyak  is data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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