Andrew Lee joined Richard to discuss sustainable impact investing. As Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at USB, Lee supports clients with investment advice, strategy and thought leadership in these areas. Sustainable investing, which uses environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in securities analysis may be “the future of investing,” but even Lee admits the industry has its work cut out if it intends to go mainstream. Adoption is slow, with just 12% of U.S. investors owning sustainable investments. But the good news is a sharp growth may lie ahead. UBS expects adoption to increase by 58% within five years.
Richard and Andrew discuss what sustainable investing is and how it differs from exclusionary investing. They also discuss the changing demographics of the ESG investor and how ESG investing relates to the concept of a continuing family legacy.
A recent report from UBS on the Food Revolution outlines the challenges we face in the coming years and how sustainable impact investing can affect those goals.
UBS has joined forces with BOTTLETOP on the #TOGETHERBAND campaign. At the heart of the campaign are 17 different colored bands made from Ocean Plastic, each of which represents a different Global Goal.You can take an interactive quiz to see which one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals you identify with.