The ESG Investing Handbook: Insights and developments in environmental, social and governance investment (Hardcover)
As global governments and regulators set an agenda for net zero carbon emissions, the focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria among investors, from pension scheme members to institutions, is on the rise.
The ESG Investing Handbook is an indispensable guide to the history, developments and latest thinking into the future of ESG investing from some of the most influential names in the business.
Featuring interviews with:
Lisa Beauvilain, Director, Impax Asset Management
Tony Burdon, CEO, Make My Money Matter
Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chairman,Carbon Tracker
Amy Clarke, Chief Impact Officer, Tribe Impact Capital
Keith Davies, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Federated Hermes Ltd
Bruce Davis, co-founder, Abundance Investment
Ingrid Holmes, Director, Green Finance Institute
Yan Swiderski, co-founder, Global Returns Project
Richard Wilson, CEO interactive investor
The Baillie Gifford Global Stewardship Team
Expert Editor, Becky O’Connor covers the big questions and key themes, such as the effectiveness of divestment versus engagement strategies for promoting positive change as well as difficult topics, such as greenwash. In this fast-moving and often demanding area for both asset managers and investors, this book will look at some big questions and themes, such as:
• Does ESG always boost financial performance?
• Is it possible to be good at all three factors at the same time?
• Can investors trust ESG ratings?
Becky O’Connor is head of pensions and savings at interactive investor. She has two decades of experience in personal finance and investment journalism and spent the early years of her career at The Times, covering personal finance and business news.
In 2012, she joined a renewable energy crowdfunding platform as communications director and became switched on to the power of investing for environmental good. In 2015, Becky co-founded the ethical sustainable personal finance website Good With Money, setting up the ‘Good Egg’ mark for companies demonstrating commitment to positive impact in 2017. Becky is a regular media commentator in newspapers, TV and radio on pension and investment issues. She hosts a number of podcasts and writes a column for the I paper on ethical finance.
She became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2018 and sits on the ethical advisory committee of Castlefield Investment Management.