Jim Totty gives a keynote address at the Local Government Pension Investment Forum
Date published: Tuesday, 2 October 2018Jim Totty gave a keynote address at the Local Government Pension Investment Forum on ‘Integrating Sustainability into the Investment Process’. He showed that ESG is fully compatible with strong investment returns. He discussed how private markets sustainability metrics have evolved over time, with early approaches including simple positive metrics or negative screens. In contrast he then described Earth Capital’s full impact integration and measurement strategy using the Earth Dividend and showed how this maps to the Sustainable Development Goals. Jim then set out the key megatrends of the Sustainable Revolution over the next 20 years and showed how investors in every industry sector must embrace sustainability. Jim highlighted the recent evidence of how sustainability can deliver outperformance and why multiple sustainable business models are at tipping points for investors looking to allocate to ESG themes. He ended by stressing the need for investing through specialist sustainability investment managers with strong track records.