How do UK companies compare to their global counterparts on ESG metrics

Ryan Lightfoot-Aminoff 04/10/2021

In this interview, Lesley Duncan, manager of ASI UK Ethical Equity, talks to us about the ethical and sustainable market in the UK highlighting a number of examples from the fund. Lesley has been at the helm of this fund for more than 15 years. As discussed in the interview the transparency behind the ethical considerations of this fund are a real stand out feature.

We cover the following topics:

  • how is their ethical investment policy influenced by investors [0:22]
  • a technology company making a positive influence [2:18]
  • recent activity in Moonpig’s IPO and the investment case [3:43]
  • and the sustainable aspect of Moonpig [4:50]
  • how are UK companies dealing with ESG compared to global and European counterparts [6:18]
  • an example of where the team has engaged with house builder Countryside [8:44]
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