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What is Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Investing?

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investing is focused on building a brighter, sustainable future for us all by generating long-term investment returns through the allocation of capital across assets that meet strict Environmental, Social and Governance criteria.

Through our investment partners, Prudential Wealth offers a range of ESG funds to our customers including:

Multi-Asset ESG Fund

The fund invests in a globally diversified portfolio of assets that meet strict environmental, social and governance criteria and actively contribute to a fairer, more sustainable world.
Typically, the fund will take a balanced view on lower and higher risk assets, by holding a mix of global equities and global investment grade fixed income securities.

Global Equity ESG Fund

The equity approach is to invest for impact. Therefore, the fund invests in companies whose products and services have a positive and measurable societal and environmental impact on the world.

Global Corporate Bond SRI Fund

The bonds take a socially responsible approach and aim to invest in securities from companies that: have a lower carbon footprint than other companies in the same industry; are tilted towards higher ESG scoring companies and those with lower risks around people and the planet.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Prudential Wealth favours investment partners who respect the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact when assessing what companies to include in their ESG funds.

Human Rights

Principle 1
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2
make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour

Principle 3
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4
the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5
the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6
the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Principle 7
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8
undertake initiatives to support greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9
encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption

Principle 10
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Source: www.unglobalcompact.org, September 2020

If you are interested in a new ESG Investment Portfolio or you would like to consider incorporating ESG investing into an existing Investment Portfolio, we would be happy to speak to you, simply click the Request a Call option below.

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