Many choices in ethical investing - the real difference between ethical and sustainable

Pendal Group

Pendal Group

Many choices in ethical investing - the real difference between ethical and sustainable. There is little consensus on what constitutes ethical investing and it is important to note the difference between ethical and sustainable. Ethical makes a moral judgement about a company's industry or business practice, while sustainable makes no moral judgement, focusing on companies which implement the best ESG (environmental, social, and governance) principles. We aim to assess the behaviour of every stock in the ASX200 in ESG terms. The mining industry is the subject of intense debate around ethical investing. We do not see mining as inherently unethical. It provides crucial products that, fundamentally, sustain and improve the lives of millions of people. There are certainly companies which we see as employing unethical practices - and we exclude them. But there are mining companies which engage with local communities, employ stringent environmental safeguards and rehabilitate mining sites after production ceases. So how many ASX200 companies do we exclude from our ethical strategies? Click here for more from Portfolio Specialist Chris Adams (VIEW LINK)

At Pendal Group, our vision is to combine the benefits of our strong institutional foundation and performance-focused culture with a multi-boutique specialist investment approach. We believe this approach firmly positions Pendal to achieve...

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