Having recently completed a masters degree focusing on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing, the topic is very close to my heart. Nothing boils my blood more than an ESG fund which has dubious companies in it. It fills me with purpose and happiness when I get to write about ethical investments, especially in my own name.
Recently I was commissioned by investing superstar, Hargreaves Lansdown to comment on the recent ESG out-performance. So I rolled up my sleeves and approached it with relish!
Here is the article (only slightly edited down) which was published earlier this week. I hope you enjoy, and if you take just one thing away from it ... it's that ESG portfolios are succeeding IN SPITE OF falling oil prices, and not because of it.
Read the article here: https://www.hl.co.uk/news/articles/esg-investing-the-new-normal