ESG webinar series: Impact of assets

Presented by

Kim Fisher, Amanda Latham, Pete Smith, Matt Tickle

About this talk

In our webinar series, we address the issue of what does a portfolio that is aligned with the Paris Agreement look like in practice. At Barnett Waddingham, we believe that far from being a ‘current issue’, the management of ESG risks will be critical to investment success in the short, medium and long-term. Impact assets or assets that are being managed to take advantage of the opportunities that climate change and ESG create will be discussed in this third in the series webinar. We discuss the different active management styles that can be used, where we see the opportunities for impact assets and how they can be accessed. We add to this by illustrating to trustees the impact on their carbon footprint by moving to a more climate aware portfolio. Crucially, we also discuss the risk and return characteristics of doing so and seek to leave trustees with the question ‘Why would you choose to remain overweight carbon and risk?’

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