ESG Investing

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Pioneering Sustainable
ESG Investing

In the modern era, there’s a rising trend to put money into ESG funds, a methodology that combines investment processes, asset management, and socially responsible principles.

ESG-friendly companies encourage and promote sustainable practices and other important positive features.

If you are passionate about your investments impacting the world around you positively, like we are, then you’ve arrived at the right place.

Your investments can help shape a more sustainable and equitable future, and we are here to help guide that journey.

What is ESG-based Investing?

Investors look for ESG companies to invest in. ESG stands for three primary factors:
Environmental factors include climate change policies, carbon footprint, water usage, and renewable energies.
Social factors encompass how a company interacts with society, including its relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which it operates. This includes labour practices, workplace health and safety, diversity and inclusion, human rights, client satisfaction, and community engagement.
Governance factors focus on a company’s leadership, structure, policies, and management. This includes board diversity, executive compensation, corporate transparency, shareholder rights, compensation and ethical business practices and internal control processes.

The Rise of ESG Investing Trends

The threats posed by climate change – affecting economies and societies globally – serve as significant risk amplifiers, thus cementing it as the most pivotal issue of our era.

The World Economic Forum (WEF), in its 2020 risk report, shed light on the prevailing scenario, identifying the top five probable environmental risks.

Did you know the world’s ocean temperatures in 2021 surpassed all previous records? This fact underscores the alarming reality that the climate is changing faster than earlier predictions.

From escalating frequencies of severe storms to unparalleled heatwaves and floods, from an escalating rate of species extinction to rising sea levels and expanding desertification, the repercussions of anthropogenic global warming are increasingly evident.

However, we are still in a position to alter our trajectory and mitigate the worst outcomes of this rapidly evolving climate scenario.

At the onset of 2020, deVere Investment was among the pioneers to pinpoint ESG investing as this decade’s ultimate investment megatrend. We recognised that it would permeate all sectors, but this trend’s rapid development and growth exceeded our predictions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies with a strong ESG track record tended to fare better than those that did not incorporate ESG standards into their operations.

This realisation underscored the importance of recognising and embracing the rise of ethical investments in the financial world.

We believe in Sustainable ESG Investing

The growth of ESG investing will continue for several reasons, including increased awareness of social, labour, and human rights issues and the growing concern over environmental issues such as climate change.

At deVere Investment, we are fully committed to seizing the opportunities ahead in this ESG investment process and are prepared to face the challenges to create a sustainable future for all.

We are committed to allowing investors to align their investment portfolio with their ethical beliefs over the medium to long term. Our ESG offering provides clients with various options that suit all risk appetites and growth objectives. By utilising the best available data and undertaking extensive independent market research, deVere Investment can offer industry-leading sustainable investing options for clients. 

Types of ESG Investing

deVere Investment’s ESG investing offering allows clients to gain exposure to sustainable ESG investing funds, fixed yield products, real estate and private equity.

Guiding Your ESG Investing Choices

Our investment managers at deVere are dedicated to delivering an enhanced investment process for our clients, considering both financial returns and ESG factors.

We offer complimentary, independent guidance on socially responsible ESG investing, with an aim to position a significant amount of our client’s assets under advisement into ESG funds.

Did you know the world’s ocean temperatures in 2021 surpassed all previous records? This fact underscores the alarming reality that the climate is changing faster than earlier predictions.

The choice to engage in ESG investing is a powerful way to influence a more sustainable and equitable future while also seeking competitive returns.

Discover the benefits of incorporating ESG considerations into your financial portfolio. If you’re interested in learning more or have questions about sustainable investment practices, we’re available to provide information and support. Feel free to reach out at your convenience.

The Benefits of Sustainable ESG Investing

ESG investing offers several benefits that go beyond just financial returns:

Risk Management

Companies with strong ESG practices tend to be better equipped to manage risks related to environmental regulations, social controversies, and governance issues. Investing in these companies may lead to lower risk exposure.

Long-Term Performance

Studies have suggested that companies with robust ESG practices may perform better over the long term. Efficient resource management, strong governance, and positive social impact can contribute to sustained growth.

Resilience

Companies that are mindful of their environmental impact and have strong community relationships tend to be more resilient in economic downturns, regulatory changes, and social challenges.

Alignment with Values

ESG investing allows individuals and institutions to align their investments with their ethical and social values. This can provide a sense of satisfaction by supporting companies that demonstrate responsible behaviour.

Attracting Capital

Companies with strong ESG credentials often find attracting capital easier as more investors become interested in sustainable and responsible investments. This can lead to improved access to funding and potentially lower borrowing costs.

Innovation and Adaptability

Focusing on ESG criteria encourages companies to innovate and adapt to changing societal and environmental needs. This can lead to the development of new technologies, products, and services aligned with sustainability goals.

Regulatory Compliance

With increasing regulations around environmental protection, labour practices, and governance, companies that proactively address ESG concerns are better positioned to comply with evolving regulatory requirements.

Our Commitment to the Net Zero Initiative

Recognising the profound responsibility that accompanies our reach and resources at deVere Investment, we emphasise our commitment to safeguarding the environment, promoting social advancement, advocating diversity and equality, and ensuring ethical, well-governed ESG-based investing decision-making.
We are proud to be among the 18 founding signatories of the UN-backed Net Zero Initiative. This influential alliance of global finance heavyweights is dedicated to accelerating the transition to a net-zero financial system.

Our involvement signifies our pledge to align all our products and services with the objective of attaining net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and setting substantial interim targets for 2025.

This commitment complements our efforts to set science-backed targets aimed at reducing operational emissions in line with limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Centigrade.

deVere CEO and founder Nigel Green, regards this as a critical stride in our journey towards a net-zero economy.

“We are honoured to be part of this initiative where influential financial firms leverage their resources and commitment to attain their respective targets. Our involvement in this alliance, alongside internationally recognised standard-setting organisations, will help make a tangible, measurable impact”.

Our fellow founding signatories comprise globally esteemed organisations like BDO, Bloomberg, Campbell Lutyens, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, The London Stock Exchange Group, Minerva Analytics, Moody’s, Morningstar, MSCI, PwC, SGX, Solactive, S&P Global, and SSE.

deVere's Ongoing ESG Commitments

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