Plastic-Free Investing: the successes and failures of plastic-free July

Sam Slator, head of communications at FundCalibre, undertook the plastic-free July challenge and shares both her successes and failures throughout the month along with how the fund managers that specialise in responsible, ethical or environmental investing are tackling the problem.

With powerful research provided by EdenTree, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Stewart Investors and Rathbones Greenbank Investments in addition to company specific examples from Kames Capital and Hermes Investment Management.

The views of the author and any people interviewed are their own and do not constitute financial advice. However the knowledge that professional analysts have analysed a fund or trust in depth before assigning them a rating can be a valuable additional filter for anyone looking to make their own decisions. Before you make any investment decision make sure you’re comfortable and fully understand the risks. If you invest in fund or trust make sure you know what specific risks they’re exposed to. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns. Remember all investments can fall in value as well as rise, so you could make a loss.