Focused on the planet, people and fair play
The way we invest has to change, but what does responsible investing mean in practice? Put simply, it is an approach taken by fund managers where they scrutinise a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials – in other words, the things the company is doing to improve its performance in terms of the planet, people and fair play.
Responsible investing is not necessarily about sacrificing financial returns. For our money to become a force for good, we need to influence the way companies behave and manage their impact on the world. We can do this by making informed choices about how and where our pension funds and other savings are invested, so they can be used to support the transition to a more sustainable future.
The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested.