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WHEB Sustainability: ESG without the greenwashing

A fund with proven ESG credentials
WHEB Sustainability: ESG without the greenwashing

A sharp sell-off in the US tech sector has reminded investors that the best-performing investments of 2020 were always at risk of giving up some of their substantial gains. But longer term trends accelerated by the pandemic – such as the adoption of digital services – should continue to boost returns in the coming years.

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Risk rating
Long Term
Bull points

Sole focus on companies offering "sustainability solutions"

Differentiated from other equity funds

Focus on growth stories

Bear points

Not immune to equity risk

The same argument applies for sustainable investments, which have generally held up well this year but should continue to draw investors long after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Sustainability issues have taken on huge momentum in recent years. As a bonus, dedicated sustainable portfolios can look much different to “conventional” funds in terms of their composition, potentially offering some diversification from the ups and downs of broader equity markets. But with more and more asset managers suddenly attempting to bolster their sustainable credentials, it is important to identify funds whose ESG processes withstand scrutiny.

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