ESG, sustainability and impact investing at M&G Investments

Increasing awareness among institutional asset owners, pension scheme members and individual savers is shifting attitudes in favour of more sustainable approaches to investment. M&G outline their growing suite of ESG-focused investment strategies.

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There is a growing ambition to develop more rigorous and sustainability-led investment portfolios that extend beyond risk avoidance and exclusion. This is helping to channel greater amounts of private capital towards investments that offer tangible, real world impact to tackle global challenges from climate change and pollution, to better healthcare and education.

M&G naturally allocate long-term capital to responsibly-managed businesses and have been financing impact investments on behalf of their clients since the 1930s. By demonstrating that investments can generate attractive risk-adjusted returns, as well as benefit society and the environment, they are able to work together with their clients towards achieving the same global goals.

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Date of publication: April 2018

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