Positive ESG selection gives more sustainable returns than exclusion

Stephen Fitzgerald  |  Affirmative Investment Management  |  13 October 2021  |  0.50 CE

It is possible to generate both financial returns and positive environmental and social impact from fixed income portfolios. Positive selection creates a broader universe of sustainable companies, and therefore a greater opportunity set than negative or exclusionary policies. The in-depth analysis involved in a positive selection approach provides confidence in the sustainable practices of these business – and companies with sustainable business practices are likely to be better credits in the long term, providing a degree of dow...

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