Responsible Investing, Ethical Investing, ESG factors or Sustainable Investing
Helping our clients to understand that their investments are 'not doing bad' is important to us at Moneyworks. Research studies are increasingly showing that businesses that care about the Environment (E), Social (S) and their Governance (G) (ESG), are able to increase their returns to investors over time.
ESG or responsible/sustainable/ethical investing is a different approach to the historic focus on short term profits at all costs, and along with our clients, we care that the businesses that we invest in care about these factors.
Moneyworks and our advisers are members of Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). Over the next 18 months, we are all pursuing the completion of the RIAA Certification, which involves completing the United Nations PRI (Principles of Responsible Investment) Academy courses and incorporating our learning into our business and investment processes.
While we already review and monitor our fund managers approaches to ESG investing (which is also referred to at present as the interchangeable 'Responsible Investing', 'Sustainable Investing', 'Ethical Investing'), we believe that membership of RIAA and Certification will improve our processes and ability to understand what is actually happening in this area.
We look forward to sharing our knowledge, understanding and learnings with you in this rapidly changing area of investment expertise.