What is ESG investing?
ESG investing is the philosophy that investors should consider the impact that their investment decisions will have on the natural world and on society, as well as any financial gains that they might make.
Our ESG expertise
Our ESG commitments
We’re committed to giving clients the information, advice and products they need to help change the world for the better.
ESG investing: how we can help
Find out more about how we can help you to align your portfolio with your values and aims.
ESG essential knowledge
Explore the library of downloadable reports from our CIO team on key ESG themes and issues.
ESG principles and standards
Why a lack of common standards for ESG investing makes it vital for investors to look “beyond the ratings".
The "E" in ESG: environmentally responsible investing
Environmental factors refer to the impact that a company has on the natural world
The "S” in ESG: socially responsible investing
Social factors are those that affect people – whether employees, customers or society at large
The "G" in ESG: corporate governance
Governance factors relate to whether a company manages its business in a responsible way
ESG trends and insights
Biodiversity: the new playing field for ESG assessment
Our latest CIO Special looks at likely future trends in ESG assessment and why biodiversity will be an increasingly important consideration.
Mar. 21, 2022
Natural capital and biodiversity: measurement and investment
Our special report looks at the topic of biodiversity from a natural capital perspective, and provides insights into how we can start to tackle the “triple planetary crisis” around climate, nature and pollution. With a preface by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge.
Oct. 12, 2021
Coastlines in crisis: key risks from rising oceans
Rising seas will compound other effects from climate change and ocean degradation. They will have major implications for the overall macroeconomic and policy outlook, and for investment.
Sep. 01, 2021
Asia and ESG: experts explore
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment is already big in Asia and will get bigger. But what will be the main factors driving it and how will Asian approaches to ESG differ from current practice elsewhere?
May. 26, 2021
Empowering the blue magic: act today for tomorrow
Our new CIO ESG Special provides an intuitive and easy-to-use summary of our previous special report on the blue economy.
Mar. 13, 2021
Asian growth needs ESG
Our latest report discusses the development of ESG investing in Asia as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Feb. 26, 2021
Exploring the E, S and G in ESG
Our new CIO Special report looks at the history of global sustainability initiatives, for example around climate change, biodiversity and the blue economy. Read more..
Dec. 05, 2020
Understanding the blue economy
In this special report we look at what exactly the blue economy is, and why it remains crucial for biodiversity and the sustainability of global economic development.
Nov. 10, 2020
The “G” in ESG: Governance – a question of balance
Our new CIO Special looks at the evolution of the concept of governance (“G”), the final ESG component along with environmental (“E”) and social (“S”) factors.
Aug. 12, 2020
The "S" in ESG: the ugly duckling of investing
In this CIO Special report we show how social criteria are becoming an integral part of informed investment decisions.
Nov. 18, 2019
ESG yesterday, today, tomorrow – sustainability across the centuries
The history of ESG investing shows why the concept of ‘sustainability’ has always belonged to the people.
Sep. 17, 2019
CIO Insights Reflections
The "E" in ESG
In this new report we outline why we believe that environmental concerns represent the most important aspect of ESG investing and why this topic is particularly relevant now.
Apr. 23, 2019
CIO Insights Reflections
Our second instalment on investing based on environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) uses wealth in an active, objective-driven way.
Mar. 19, 2018
Act today to ensure our future: understanding ESG
This paper outlines our understanding of the term ESG and describes what we consider to be the most interesting developments in ESG investing.
Nov. 30, 2017