If Covid-19 heightened our sense of mortality, it is the issue of climate change that has gathered momentum like no other; if we could prop up a bar, Greta Thunberg’s ‘A Year to Change the World’ and Netflix’ ‘Seaspiracy’ would be hot topics.
Whereas to prioritise sustainability, responsibility and social-impact was once to compromise investment return, that is patently no longer the case; the challenge is to identify companies that are passionately committed to delivering products and services that will materially impact on the future in a positive way.
Judicious choice should prove self-fulfilling as the most adroit and inventive companies will continue to attract investment, enabling them to reward investors with income and capital growth.
Inevitably it will take time to agree how companies’ ESG credentials can be measured and compared, but it is significant that asset managers are collaborating to agree industry-wide solutions. Issue 28 features:
- Never turn your back on Mother Earth
- Contrarian, value, UK; A recipe for success?
- The rapid growth potential for Emerging Markets investments
- The outlook for UK income
- How Asian stockmarkets shook off the pandemic
- Brunner Investment Trust PLC: A different approach
- Paging Dr Alpha
- Are the underlying investment themes in healthcare accelerating?
- The 28 investment trust ISA millionaires
- Solving climate change can be the investment opportunity of our lifetime
- New look, broader resources, same proven approach
- The Brunner Investment Trust PLC
- Millennials engage as DIY investing boom continues
- There is more to emerging markets than China
- Topping up some old favourites and adding something new
- Confused by Bond ETFs?
- Electric vehicle outlook: Growth, policy and net zero
- Active vs passive: Creating a level playing field
- Making the return to the workplace a smart experience
- Alternative investments: Q&A with The Motorcycle Broker
Investors have the opportunity to shape the post-pandemic world as we ‘build back better’ and set a course to net zero carbon emissions in 2050.
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