What are the benefits of sustainable investing?

Staci West 30/09/2023 in Sustainable investing

Deirdre Cooper, co-manager of the Ninety One Global Environment fund, gives us a quick overview of the benefits of sustainable investing within an investors portfolio.

Deirdre Cooper: Well, I think the first benefit is it brings a different set of drivers to your investment portfolio. So, you know, I think we were all encouraged in general – your average investor – to look to be diversified, to own not just only one type of company or one type of asset, but to have a variety of different exposures because none of us really know where the future’s going to take us. So, our view is that this is a different investment process. What we do as a team is we really spend our time not only on the financial performance of companies, not only on next year’s cash flows and returns, but really finding companies that, over the long-term, are doing a great job across all their stakeholders. And that those portfolios have very different drivers to traditional portfolios, and that they’re worth having an allocation to.

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