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What is Responsible Investing?

Responsible investing considers social and environmental good alongside an investment’s financial return. It is an umbrella term, which covers a variety of approaches.

But, what does all the different terminology mean?

Is responsible investing the same as ethical investing? And what is sustainable investing? We have put together some frequently asked questions about the different terminology means to give you the answers.

What are the E, the S, and the G?

Environmental, social and governance (or ESG), are non-financial considerations that inform investment decisions based on an assessment of the risks these factors pose to your investments. ESG is not just about what a company manufactures or sells but how it goes about it.

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What does all the different terminology mean?