Sustainable Development Goals: Handle with Care

……… We are very much in the early days of impact reporting for listed funds and all of us are feeling our way, with incomplete data meaning that any report is a ‘best endeavour’. However, we believe that, if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be used as a reference point for investment portfolios, then it’s critically important to examine the individual targets and to avoid claiming positive impacts that aren’t there, whilst distinguishing between direct and indirect impacts. If we don’t, the confusion may devalue the SDGs as a benchmarking tool……….

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