SOURCE: Old MutualDESCRIPTION:
There is often a misperception from investors (as well as asset managers and advisers) that responsible investment practices detract from investment performance.
The claim is that the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment process, coupled with active stewardship of assets, is costly, potentially constraining and detracts from performance.
However, the emerging academic and industry evidence, supported by our own analysis, paints a very different picture.
So how can investing responsibly give investment managers and their clients an edge? And what are the keys to getting it right?
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