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Article | 22 April 2021 | ESG
By Natixis Investment Managers
From where we were to where we stand…can sustainable investing really save the world?
Amid the clamour for everything ESG today, some argue that modern finance has forgotten its sense of purpose. What do investors want? Is it really just better risk management or outperformance? Or is it more about having a meaningful positive impact?Natixis Investment Managers
Whatever it is, asset managers, advisers and investors all need to decide what it is that they want to achieve. As Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you may wind up someplace else”. Sometimes it is helpful to pause and reflect on the path already trodden. Can we draw on past examples to recognise why some were successful and others were not? As Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been”.
We think the investment community deserves more nuanced insights on sustainable investing. These insights must be grounded in factual reality and should help us to filter through the noise of ESG. This paper kicks-off our sustainable investing series – a collection of insights that delve into the detail of what’s really happening in ESG today, as well as exploring the structural elements that we think are set to evolve in the industry…
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