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Our views 13 November 2020

The evolution of responsible investing

Integrating ESG into fixed income portfolios

10 min read

Responsible investing has moved very firmly into the mainstream over recent years. There are many reasons for this, including increased awareness of climate change, environmental damage from plastics, societal awareness of inequalities, the importance of good corporate governance, and the power of the internet to influence and mobilise consumer action.

From an investment perspective, it has also become increasingly clear that responsible investment can boost returns, by giving managers an ‘informational advantage’ over traditional funds. Then there is stakeholder interest and legislation: asset owners are under increasing pressure to ensure that their assets are managed ‘responsibly’.

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