The unintended consequences of ESG investing
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The unintended consequences of ESG investing

Many people are refusing to invest in energy companies, citing "ESG" concerns. But we still need fossil fuels, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and will for…
3 Jun 2022
Will the rise of ESG investing cause stagflation?
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Will the rise of ESG investing cause stagflation?

ESG investing is booming. But it may be contributing to today’s stagflation – slower growth and higher inflation – says Tom Traill.
27 May 2022
A fund that should give good returns from investing in good deeds
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A fund that should give good returns from investing in good deeds

Schroders BSC Social Impact Trust has made a solid start and looks more attractive than it did at launch, says Max King.
26 May 2022
ESG investing could end up being a classic mistake
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ESG investing could end up being a classic mistake

ESG investing has been embraced with enormous speed and zeal. But think long and hard before buying in, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
3 May 2022
Three stocks that should profit from demand for cleaner and greener living
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Three stocks that should profit from demand for cleaner and greener living

A professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Chris Versace of the Cleaner Living ESG-S ETF, picks three fast-growing green st…
3 May 2022
Ethical savings accounts: make your cash green
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Ethical savings accounts: make your cash green

NS&I’s Green Savings Bond helps fund environmentally sound projects, but there are better eco-friendly options for your money, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby…
22 Mar 2022
ESG investing: defence stocks as an ethical investment
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ESG investing: defence stocks as an ethical investment

The definition of what counts as “ESG” investing is getting so vague, says Merryn Somerset Webb, that at some point it will cease to mean anything at …
7 Mar 2022
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The hidden Russian equities in your portfolio
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The hidden Russian equities in your portfolio

The odds are that, however strongly you feel against it, you hold Russian equities in your portfolio. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.
4 Mar 2022
ESG investing wanes as “dirty activism” spreads
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ESG investing wanes as “dirty activism” spreads

The “green” stocks that make up many ESG portfolios aren’t doing so well, so money is going back into “brown” investments. And that’s no bad thing, sa…
21 Feb 2022
Shareholder capitalism: the world’s most powerful asset manager wants you to have your say
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Shareholder capitalism: the world’s most powerful asset manager wants you to have your say

Under shareholder capitalism, the owners of the companies the big fund managers invest in are us – yet our voice is rarely heard. Now one asset manage…
26 Jan 2022
I wish I knew what ESG investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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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 stocks that are improving their carbon footprints
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Three stocks that are improving their carbon footprints

Professional investor Craig Baker of the Alliance Trust picks three stocks that are working towards reducing their carbon footprints.
6 Sep 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
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?
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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