When it comes to responsible investing, very few investors and hedge funds wish to discuss shorting. However, in Man Group's view, it makes no sense not to short stocks whose poor
practices leave them with a higher cost of capital, less productive employees or facing more onerous regulatory burdens due to their environmental practices. Going short marks the evolution of responsible investment from a more passive approach, that just excludes stocks based on a categorical restriction list, to a more active approach that uses all available information to fully reflect their views in their positioning.
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