How responsible are your investments?

Darius McDermott, managing director at FundCalibre, introduces FundCalibre’s ESG assessment process. FundCalibre launched its Responsible Investing sector in 2015 – highlighting the funds in this category that our research team believe to be among the very best.

Now, FundCalibre has gone one step further and has included an ESG assessment on each Elite Rated and Radar fund note. To keep things simple, each fund has been labelled as either ESG ‘Explicit’, ESG ‘Integrated’ or ESG ‘Limited’.

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