I wish I knew what ESG investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask: what is ESG investing?
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what ESG investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

ESG investing – investing with a focus on environmental, social and governance issues – is the latest incarnation of ethical investing. Here's what it…
30 Nov 2021
Four of the best new investment trust listings
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Four of the best new investment trust listings

Diversify your portfolio and benefit from rising dividends with these four new investment trusts coming to the market soon.
15 Nov 2021
ESG investing is important, but lots of other things matter too
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ESG investing is important, but lots of other things matter too

Investors have been pouring money into "ESG" funds and shares, driving prices up and up. But less obvious areas of the market could prove more profita…
12 Nov 2021
Ditch a broad ESG approach to funds for these two focused investment trusts
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Ditch a broad ESG approach to funds for these two focused investment trusts

If you want to do well by doing good, look beyond the broader ESG category and adopt a narrower focus, says David Stevenson.
1 Nov 2021
How investment funds’ “greenwashing” hurts the planet
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How investment funds’ “greenwashing” hurts the planet

A new paper suggests that funds claiming to target climate change may do more harm than good
2 Oct 2021
Three sustainable stocks that are doing well by doing good
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Three sustainable stocks that are doing well by doing good

Professional investor Peter Michaelis of the Liontrust Sustainable Investment Team picks three stocks to buy that are helping to create a cleaner, saf…
26 Jul 2021
Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment
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Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment

Wanting to do the right thing, big oil companies are divesting themselves of toxic fossil-fuel assets. But we still need oil, says John Stepek – and t…
22 Jul 2021
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Are ESG funds holding the right companies?
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Are ESG funds holding the right companies?

A lot of ESG fund managers tend to plump for “techy stuff” in their funds. But that's a lazy approach, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
9 Jul 2021
What lies behind the returns from ESG investing?
ESG investing

What lies behind the returns from ESG investing?

Today’s mantra is that you don’t have to sacrifice performance if you own only ESG stocks. Yet that’s not logical
5 Jul 2021
Investing to tackle our toughest sustainability challenges
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Investing to tackle our toughest sustainability challenges

SPONSORED CONTENT - Liontrust’s Peter Michaelis explores the challenge of meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
25 Jun 2021
The world in 2041
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The world in 2041

SPONSORED CONTENT - Peter Michaelis, head of the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team, looks to the future
23 Jun 2021
Three companies that are building a better world
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Three companies that are building a better world

Professional investor Rupert Welchman of Union Bancaire Privée picks three stocks that are making a positive impact on the world.
31 May 2021
Big oil is under pressure to cut production – what does that mean for investors?
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Big oil is under pressure to cut production – what does that mean for investors?

Big oil majors including Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron are under pressure from institutional shareholders to reduce emissions. John Stepek looks at ho…
28 May 2021
Do well by doing good with these three socially responsible stocks
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Do well by doing good with these three socially responsible stocks

Professional investor Yasmine de Bray of CPR Asset Management picks three sustainable and socially responsible stocks that should produce stable retur…
17 May 2021
Why ESG investing is becoming the norm
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Why ESG investing is becoming the norm

A lot of investors say they want to put their money into “ESG” funds. But unless you actively opt for a “sin” fund jammed full of companies behaving b…
10 May 2021
Invest in a better future for your kids with an ethical Jisa
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Invest in a better future for your kids with an ethical Jisa

If you’re looking for a home for your children’s Jisa allowances this year, why not contribute to a better future with The Big Exchange?
31 Mar 2021
If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?
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If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?

Investors looking to have their money do good shouldn’t sell out of miners and fossil-fuel companies, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That will just leave …
15 Mar 2021
Here’s why you need to take claims for ESG investing with a big pinch of salt
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Here’s why you need to take claims for ESG investing with a big pinch of salt

Investing with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues in mind is all the rage, and fund managers are jumping on the bandwagon. Th…
8 Feb 2021
A fund that will give your investments some social impact
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A fund that will give your investments some social impact

A new socially responsible investing trust backed by blue-chip investors allows investors to do well from doing good.
16 Dec 2020
How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition
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How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition

The need to cut carbon emissions will see a huge amount of investment in new infrastructure and clean energy projects, funded by the most simple of fi…
16 Nov 2020
Why an ESG approach is particularly suited to bond investors
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Why an ESG approach is particularly suited to bond investors

ESG investing, which focuses on the environmental, social and governance aspects of a business, is all the rage. David C Stevenson explains how bond i…
9 Nov 2020
Stakeholders or shareholders – where should capitalism’s focus be?
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Stakeholders or shareholders – where should capitalism’s focus be?

Company managements are busying themselves fighting climate change, increasing diversity and fostering employee wellness. That’s all well and good, sa…
3 Nov 2020