Investors in Australia and around the world are increasingly aware of how certain business practices may affect the environment and how those practices may impact on future generations.
As a result, many individuals and institutions are asking how they can align their investment decisions with their views on sustainable development, which the United Nations describes as meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
The challenge is in how to adopt a sustainability approach without compromising sound investment principles.
One of the recommended products within Hales Douglass Financial Services portfolio is Dimensional’s ‘Sustainability Investing‘.
Dimensional’s approach can offer investors the ability to pursue both their sustainability and investment goals simultaneously.
Their ‘Guide to Sustainability Investing’ gives a clear understanding of the considerations, costs and framework for investing in environmentally responsible ways while maintaining a focus on higher expected returns.
The approach is designed to consistently focus on securities with higher expected returns, employ cost-effective execution, and address the sustainability issues that matter to investors.