Investing for Tomorrow’s World
It has recently been announced that sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2040. The reason cited is the danger to human health presented by nitrogen dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-driven engines. As such it is an environmental and social issue that is driving (excuse the pun) the future of our transportation in the UK (and elsewhere – France announced such a ban first) and of course the many businesses involved in the whole industry of car production, sales, maintenance and so on are all affected.
There is one particular approach to investing that focuses first on environmental and social governance issues – sustainable investing. While currently a non-mainstream approach, headlines such as the banning of petrol and diesel cars show how these issues might move centre stage as we progress towards the future.
Doctors who are interested in sustainability might be encouraged to know that investment options exist that reflect their views. Doctors can choose to invest in companies that lead their sector on environmental and social issues, and by so doing encourage the kinds of practice they would like to see adopted more widely. Or a stricter screening process can be implemented if the main objective would be to entirely avoid investing in companies operating in certain areas or whose practices cause serious concern.
Considering environmental and social issues adds another layer of research when choosing investments, and we are mindful that doctors often do not have the time to carry out this kind of research even when they have the interest. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer access to sustainable investment portfolios on an advised basis, where we will recommend a suitable portfolio based on your needs and criteria.
If you would like to find out more please contact Richard Higgs CFP FPFS on 0117 966 5699 or email@example.com.