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 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
ESG and investment performance: challenges ahead?
After the initial phases of acceptance, then rapid growth, ESG has now entered a new stage centred on performance – both in terms of financial returns and “real world” positive effects. Our latest CIO Special report looks at the changing landscape of ESG investing, what to expect in future and the portfolio management implications.
Jul. 11, 2022
Socially responsible investing: the “S” in ESG
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is the principle that investors should consider the full range of benefits and harms that a business may cause for employees, customers and other members of society.
Nov. 15, 2021
Environmentally responsible investing: the “E” in ESG
The environment factor in ESG investing reflects the impact of a company’s operations on the natural world. This includes any resources it uses, such as water and land, and anything it produces, such as pollution and waste, as well as its effects on oceans and wilderness areas.
Nov. 15, 2021
Corporate Governance: The “G” in ESG
Corporate governance is concerned with how companies interact with the full range of external stakeholders, including competitors, suppliers, shareholders and governments. It is the most established of the three pillars of ESG investing.. read more
Nov. 15, 2021
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
Rethinking infrastructure: technology and ESG
Infrastructure needs are massive across both developed and emerging economies. Our new CIO Special report looks at infrastructure trends and considers infrastructure in a sustainability context.
Jun. 30, 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
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