As the global economy evolves to address sustainability issues, companies that most effectively manage the opportunities and risks it creates should be better positioned for long-term success.
A careful consideration of ESG issues plays a key and integral part in how we unlock sustainable investment opportunities.
What are the ESG considerations?
How companies are making an impact on the
environment by the way they manage their
waste, water use and pollution
How companies engage with and impact their
communities, what their labour practices are,
How a company is governed, what oversight
and controls they have in place,
the diversity of their board, etc.
What is a lower-carbon investment strategy?
As climate-related risks materialise and carbon is more effectively priced, a lower-carbon investment strategy could mitigate the downside risks and create opportunities:
Managing climate change risks
Lower the impacts from climate
Leveraging GREEN opportunities
Capture opportunities from companies
developing new technologies
to tackle climate change
Grade companies according to their
carbon intensity to ensure sectors
like energy will not be excluded
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) as a concept has gained
wide currency in recent years. As the financial market attaches increasing
importance to it, a growing number of companies also consider the
inclusion of ESG factors into their operational principles an imperative.
Such strategy helps build a better world, reduce damage to the
environment and society, and create wonderful opportunities.
The HSBC GIF Lower Carbon Fund aims to provide long term total return
by investing in a portfolio of corporate bonds seeking a lower carbon
footprint than its reference benchmark (Bloomberg Barclays Global
Aggregate Corporates Diversified Index Hedged USD).
Lower carbon thematic funds – the
one of the first in Hong Kong
Awarded the “Outstanding Sustainable
Investment Award 2019” by Benchmark
Retained A+ top score for responsible
strategy and governance in
PRI’s 2018 assessment
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