Responsible investing: Making a world of difference

Money makes the world go round… or so the old song goes. Of course, these days we recognise that many other things are hugely important when it comes to the world we live in. That’s where responsible investment comes in.

Responsible investing means using money as a positive force, to make a difference to our world and our future. It means considering environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) factors, to create a better, brighter future for our planet and for everyone.

What is ESG?

Environmental: These are the things a business does which impact the environment and the natural world we live in.

Social: This is how a company manages its relationships with employees, suppliers, and the communities in which it operates.

Governance: This deals with things like a company’s leadership, executive pay and its adherence to high standards.

Smart firms are addressing these issues and smart investors know that.

Does responsible investing mean sacrificing returns on your money? Far from it. It’s become a key measure when looking at a company's future potential. Increasingly, shareholders are demanding action, and the need for companies to consider their impact on the planet is growing. So are the consequences for those companies that fail to act. Responsible investment recognises the opportunities and the risks.

By thinking carefully about how and where we invest our pensions and other savings, we can influence the strategy and direction of companies to help make a difference.

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How BCM Wealth Management can help

BCM Wealth Management works with Rowan Dartington, the discretionary fund management and stockbroking arm of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, to give you a wide choice of investment opportunities.

Their fund managers focus on the three ESG factors, using these to determine how companies behave and manage their impact on the world.

So, money really can make the world go round, if it’s invested responsibly. We believe that through responsible investment, we can help shape a better world and build a sustainable future. Now that’s a return on investment that’s priceless.

If you would like to find out more about responsible investing, contact the BCM team today on 01780 437500 or email Simone.Harley@sjpp.co.uk. What you do today can make a big difference tomorrow.

The value of an investment with St. James's Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than the amount invested.

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