Sustainable Investment in The UK – Why Green Investments?by Laura Turner Investment Company
Investing is often done as a means to grow your money in the long run. However, it can also be a way to make a difference, especially when it is done as a way to support companies that are making a positive impact on the environment and humanity. Sustainable investing in the UK can get you started with that. It will allow you to invest your money in companies and projects that can make a difference to our planet and people in general. This way, green investments can be a great addition to your growing portfolio, whether you are a seasoned or a new investor.
The growing trend is here to stay.
Over the previous decade, sustainable investing in the UK has become more pronounced amongst investors. It is because people have become concerned about where their money is going and how it is used. They want an assurance that their investments are aligned well with their values. As a result, more investors, corporations, and governments are adopting sustainable investing principles, which are contributing to the demand for green investments.
Currently, over $21.4 trillion is invested sustainably in global assets, with Europe encompassing $13 trillion alone. In the UK, more than half of investors have built on their green investments over the past five years. About 85 per cent of those investors are aged 18 to 36 who believe in the importance of what they are doing.
Knowing your options
As you look further into sustainable investing in the UK, you are likely to come across many different terms, like ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing, SRI (socially responsible investing), ethical investing, impact investing, and much more. They all cater to same kind of investments in a broader sense. However, they differ in some aspects, such as what is involved and the main approaches.
In ethical investing, you avoid industries and companies with a negative impact on the environment or society. Sustainable investing involves actively choosing companies that are known to have a positive influence on the world. Impact investing involves companies with measurable positive impact on the world.
Getting started in green investments
If you are new to sustainable investing in the UK, you may want to consider an investment company that is focused on the opportunities in the modern foods industries. This should allow you to support the industry that seeks environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional meat and plant-based nutritional sources.
About the Author:
Agronomics (LSE: ANIC), the AIM-listed investment company, remains the only UK based vehicle that provides the public with an opportunity to engage in a sector which is likely to become the future of our food. August saw Agronomics participate in BlueNalu’s latest fundraising round following the announcement of their First-of-its-Kind Commercialisation Strategy. When Jim Mellon and Anthony Chow return from attending the Good Food Conference, I am sure the September buzz for this hot sector will continue.
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