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Invest for a sustainable future | Accurium

Alphinity Sustainable fund

In the rapidly evolving world of socially conscious investing, it seems that sustainability has finally arrived. Whilst the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into fund managers’ fundamental research processes has become mainstream in recent years, sustainable investing takes that approach one step further by also considering the impact a company has on society.

Sustainability is gaining traction with investors, but it is not without challenges. Typically, socially conscious strategies have only focused on negative filters, without taking into consideration the positive contribution a company might have on society; investment returns can be compromised due to constraining the investment universe; and data on companies’ ESG performance can be of variable quality, resulting in many arguable or ‘grey areas’.