What is the difference between ethical, sustainable and engagement when it comes to investment? What can companies that make the world healthier, safer and more efficient bring to an investment portfolio? In this presentation, Mike Appleby, Investment Manager at Liontrust, will answer these questions and explain what is sustainable investment, how does it make a difference and what type of companies are we looking for and that fit our criteria.
This session will be a basic introduction to sustainable fund options, their history, context and business case. It will including an overview of the sustainable funds that are available to individual investors today - exploring their similarities and differences. The session will help you to recognise who different funds are intended for, as well as where strategy variations can become greenwash. Julia will also discuss how these funds differ from ‘business as usual’, which is increasingly considering sustainability and climate change – referencing some relevant regulatory developments.
Your opportunity to put your ESG investing questions to the panel.
How do private investors move beyond conventional sustainable investment and really have an impact in the real world?
Most investor portfolios focus on the liquid, listed markets, and there are lots of options for investors to construct portfolios built on sustainability themes. But there are limits to the amount of impact listed investments can create in the real world. The private markets can inject new capital to create impact, but they are much harder to navigate. This session will explore some of the options private investors have to generate real world impact with their investment capital.
Move away from investments that have negligible positive impact and add new exciting companies that deliver real solutions and real returns.