Between Ethical investment and sustainable enterprises, who needs the other the most?
It is now widely accepted that our planet faces a global climate emergency, with massive natural disasters such as the Australian bushfires and flooding in the UK becoming almost commonplace occurrences.
Pressure from politicians and consumer groups such as Extinction Rebellion is forcing international business to confront these challenges. It is no longer “business as usual”. Multinational companies are increasingly building sustainability into their business operations, as evidenced by the rapid movement of International Oil Companies into renewable energy production and global fashion houses being focused to report on the ethical conditions of their labour practices. Stranded assets are likely to be a major reality for International Oil Companies by 2030, forcing many of these business to either adapt or die.
In tandem with the multinational movement towards sustainable production, entrepreneurs around the world are developing a range of technologies to address the climate emergency. These include innovations in renewable energies, vertical farming, meat analogue production, waste to energy, biodegradable plastics and other circular innovations.
From an investment point of view, integrating Environment Social and Governance practices into investment considerations is now mainstream amongst asset managers. The movement for ethical and sustainable investment is now going a step further and coalescing around new strategies for “Investing for Impact”. This is a new and rapidly development movement built around positive investing, i.e. investing designed to achieve positive external outcomes to the betterment of society and the environment.
The Good Capital Conference will support Sustainable Enterprises in improving their access to Responsible Capital by increasing their interactions and connections with ESG and Impact Investors. The Good Capital Conference will also support Responsible Investors in identifying qualified and truly impactful investee companies.
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