Some ESG indicators alert us to danger on the horizon; others suggest a bright future: investors need to act on both signals now.
What’s it all about?
While it’s not yet time to man the lifeboats, Saker Nusseibeh says that businesses and investors must ditch scepticism about climate change and act now. Ingrid Holmes, Head of Policy and advocacy, also notes the sense of urgency in this in-depth discussion with Bruce Duguid. There’s still time for investors to help mitigate or at best prevent further temperature-driven disasters.
In fact, the winds of disruption sweeping the world also carry the energy of “positive change” that quick-thinking investors can tap into, according to Tim Crockford, Lead Manager of the Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Strategy. He lays this out in a new video that looks at how early adopters can benefit from emerging themes such as future mobility, health and wellbeing, as well as the circular economy.
What’s the impact for investors?
ESG principles can help investors chart the way to sustainability and investment success. As Saker Nusseibeh says in this Amplified podcast, the origin – and indeed the future – of free markets is the premise of rewarding those who risk capital while growing an economic system that benefits everyone.