Sustainable and responsible investing is a strategy of targeting returns and things such as the environment and a positive impact on society.
These investments may focus on, for example, renewable energy and infrastructure.
Conversely, socially responsible investors may also specifically avoid certain businesses that are, for example, involved in alcohol, tobacco, weaponry, fossil fuels, etc.
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Renewable energy is a very good example. Clearly this will be a long-term investment. Infrastructure is another example. Our “IDEAS Fund” is predominantly invested in renewable energy and economic infrastructure such as roads and railways.— Diane Radley, Old Mutual Investment Group CEO
For us it’s about accessing finance and deploying it to have a positive social impact.— Diane Radley, Old Mutual Investment Group CEO
We’ve invested almost R2 billion in farming in South Africa.— Diane Radley, Old Mutual Investment Group CEO
We’re the biggest funder of affordable housing in South Africa. We’ve also invested R1.2 billion in education.— Diane Radley, Old Mutual Investment Group CEO