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Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) is adamant that understanding ESG risks and opportunities is required for successful long-term compounding. There is a school of thought that there is some kind of trade-off between worrying about ESG factors and returns. The MSIM International Equity team think this is completely wrong. “ESG is not just about minimising risks it’s also about opportunities”.

The concept of “sustainable compounders” underpins Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustain fund and the Morgan Stanley Global Quality fund, both of which are rated "Recommended" by Lonsec and Zenith.  Global Sustain is a high-quality, low carbon portfolio of 25 – 50 of the highest quality compounders in the world at reasonable valuations. The Global Quality Fund comprises between 35 and 55 stocks, 80% of which are in software and services, healthcare and consumer staples. For more information please click the links below.

Morgan Stanley Global Quality Fund

Morgan Stanley Global Sustain Fund


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