2018 will probably not be remembered with much fondness in the financial services industry. The Royal Commission exposed the flaws of a financial system that is driven by profit above all else. The outcomes from Commissioner Hayne’s investigations are a clarion call to reinvent financial services. Profit at any cost no longer aligns with community expectations about the role of business in Australian society.
One of the most positive trends in investing at the moment is the demand for ESG, Sustainable or Ethical investments. This type of investing demonstrates a shifting awareness in the marketplace which supports companies that are committed to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit, rather than profit above all else.
Consequently, we are starting to see more & more businesses reporting on their social and environmental impact in addition to their financial performance. This is also starting to flow into the asset management space as well which will only serve to reduce a company’s exposure to risk in the long run.
Here are 3 key highlights you can find inside the latest report:
Which Ethical funds outperformed the ASX & Dow Jones again (find out if your ethical fund is in the top 5)
Ethical funds didn't go down as much as the ASX & Dow Jones in the recent correction
A tailored ethical investment portfolio still outperforms industry super ethical options
You can download the TOP PERFORMING ETHICAL INVESTMENTS 2018 Guide by filling out the form below or to the right