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We should make sustainable investments-without compromising returns

Annie Louise TongSDG Investment Partner and Founder, SDG Leaderdebate: Currently, we are seeing a significant increase in sustainable investment. Since 2016, global sustainable investment has increased by 34%. This fact proves that investors not only have to think about returns in the traditional way, but also want to make a difference and make a difference for their investment. This fact proves this fact. But do we really have to compromise our returns to make sustainable investments?

When Danish banks and pension funds
When studying market trends, they often ask: “Are you willing?
Hurt your return on investment
Is it sustainable?

We must stop asking this question. At SDG Invest, our return this year is 20.26%. Our success is consistent with a large number of studies that show that European funds that are marketed in a sustainable manner may perform better. A review of the 2015 study found that 90% of the studies did not find a negative correlation between sustainable investment and returns. 48.2% even concluded that incorporating ESG factors (environmental, social and governance factor analysis) into investment decisions has a direct positive impact on financial returns.

SDG Invest believes that ignoring sustainable parameters will hurt your returns. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management company. Its total capital exceeds that of the Japanese economy. It is the largest investor in the global coal industry and one of the top three investors in most large oil companies. Over the past ten years, BlackRock has lost $90 billion in ignoring global climate risks. Especially the investment in fossil fuels caused huge losses. These investments may eventually become “fixed assets” or values, whose value is written off earlier than expected because they do not generate much profit.

“In the past ten years, BlackRock has lost US$90 billion in ignoring global climate risks. Especially investment in fossil fuels has caused huge losses.”

Annie Louise TunSDG Investment Partner and Founder, SDG Leader

Together with us, analyze whether the company
Achieve the 17 world goals of the United Nations.Not just because of our investors
Will invest in sustainable transformation, but because we believe
Of companies accept the Paris Agreement and comply with
Emphasizes human rights and is the strongest company
In the long run.We invest in adaptation and
Make money in a world that is globally responsible
challenge.

However, there is still a long way to go. More companies are needed to implement corporate social responsibility, sustainability and the United Nations world goals. Among the 65,000 listed companies, currently only 58 companies meet SDG Invest’s sustainability and financial performance requirements. Therefore, we must have more companies to execute sustainable business strategies and report on their efforts and impact. Preferably, it is in an equal position with the financial account, and preferably has independent third-party verification.

About Anne-Louise Thon:

Anne-Louise Thon is the partner and founder of SDG Lead of SDG Invest. She is educated in economics and communication, and received a Cambridge sustainability leadership education. She used to be the “Head of Sustainability and International Development” at PricewaterhouseCoopers and served as a member of several advisory committees. She has more than 20 years of experience in formulating strategies for companies in the field of sustainable development, and has worked with many departments in many countries/regions on all continents. Anne-Louise Thon’s ambition is to prove that sustainable investment does not hurt returns.She put forward two investment concepts: SDG Investment, which is the first capital association in Europe that actively uses the United Nations’ global sustainable development goals to find the world’s leading listed companies to meet global challenges; and Global influence club (GIC), this is a network for individuals and families, focusing on influencing investment and investment education to advance the UN’s global goals.This article is only an expression of the author’s own position. All works submitted to KLIMANYT must comply with journalistic ethics. Debate entries can be sent to redaktion@klimanyt.dk

Annie Louise TongSDG Investment Partner and Founder, SDG Leaderdebate: Currently, we are seeing a significant increase in sustainable investment. Since 2016, global sustainable investment has increased by 34%. This fact proves that investors not only have to think about returns in the traditional way, but also want to make a difference and make a difference for their investment. This fact proves this fact. But do we really have to compromise our returns to make sustainable investments?

When Danish banks and pension funds
When studying market trends, they often ask: “Are you willing?
Hurt your return on investment
Is it sustainable?

We must stop asking this question. At SDG Invest, our return this year is 20.26%. Our success is consistent with a large number of studies that show that European funds that are marketed in a sustainable manner may perform better. A review of the 2015 study found that 90% of the studies did not find a negative correlation between sustainable investment and returns. 48.2% even concluded that incorporating ESG factors (environmental, social and governance factor analysis) into investment decisions has a direct positive impact on financial returns.

SDG Invest believes that ignoring sustainable parameters will hurt your returns. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management company. Its total capital exceeds that of the Japanese economy. It is the largest investor in the global coal industry and one of the top three investors in most large oil companies. Over the past ten years, BlackRock has lost $90 billion in ignoring global climate risks. Especially the investment in fossil fuels caused huge losses. These investments may eventually become “fixed assets” or values, whose value is written off earlier than expected because they do not generate much profit.

“In the past ten years, BlackRock has lost US$90 billion in ignoring global climate risks. Especially investment in fossil fuels has caused huge losses.”

Annie Louise TunSDG Investment Partner and Founder, SDG Leader

Together with us, analyze whether the company
Achieve the 17 world goals of the United Nations.Not just because of our investors
Will invest in sustainable transformation, but because we believe
Of companies accept the Paris Agreement and comply with
Emphasizes human rights and is the strongest company
In the long run.We invest in adaptation and
Make money in a world that is globally responsible
challenge.

However, there is still a long way to go. More companies are needed to implement corporate social responsibility, sustainability and the United Nations world goals. Among the 65,000 listed companies, currently only 58 companies meet SDG Invest’s sustainability and financial performance requirements. Therefore, we must have more companies to execute sustainable business strategies and report on their efforts and impact. Preferably, it is in an equal position with the financial account, and preferably has independent third-party verification.

About Anne-Louise Thon:

Anne-Louise Thon is the partner and founder of SDG Lead of SDG Invest. She is educated in economics and communication, and received a Cambridge sustainability leadership education. She used to be the “Head of Sustainability and International Development” at PricewaterhouseCoopers and served as a member of several advisory committees. She has more than 20 years of experience in formulating strategies for companies in the field of sustainable development, and has worked with many departments in many countries/regions on all continents. Anne-Louise Thon’s ambition is to prove that sustainable investment does not hurt returns.She put forward two investment concepts: SDG Investment, which is the first capital association in Europe that actively uses the United Nations’ global sustainable development goals to find the world’s leading listed companies to meet global challenges; and Global influence club (GIC), this is a network for individuals and families, focusing on influencing investment and investment education to advance the UN’s global goals.This article is only an expression of the author’s own position. All works submitted to KLIMANYT must comply with journalistic ethics. Debate entries can be sent to redaktion@klimanyt.dk