Fund selector favourites: Sustainable & ESG best buys

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Many fund platforms have started to add ‘ethical’ or ‘sustainable’ products to their fund selection lists as a filter.

Charles Stanley Direct is the latest to go live with a manageable list of 7 socially responsible funds.

The Share Centre also has nice content and easy-to-navigate fund lists divided into categories including climate change & renewable energy; equality & diversity; healthcare and wellbeing and so on.

Interactive Investor has their ‘ACE 30’ – a list of 30 funds which meet various ethical and sustainability criteria. And to make it even easier to strike the right balance of funds, nicely divided across different regions and industries, they have also just released an Ethical Growth portfolio. This portfolio not only suggests which funds to buy, but also how much of your savings pot to allocate to each - so 15% to Royal London Sustainable Leaders, 8% to iShares Global Clean Energy etc.


The best of the best of the best buys

The following image summarises which of these funds is top of the pops when it comes to the fund selectors’ favourites. As always, do have a read of the fund material and decide for yourself if the volatility is OK for you (not too wobbly or not too static) and the asset allocation (i.e. bonds, shares, countries etc) fits in as part of a bigger and diversified portfolio. Don’t stick all your eggs in one hemp basket!



More info of the funds listed above

Rathbone Ethical Bond
Liontrust Sustainable Future Global Growth
Liontrust Sustainable Future Managed
Royal London Sustainable World
Fundsmith Sustainable Equity I Acc
BMO Responsible UK Income (Class 2) Acc
FP WHEB Sustainability
Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Sustainability
BMO Responsible Global Equity
Impax Environmental Markets (IEM)
Kames Ethical Equity


Another way to choose: award-winning sustainable funds

We'll soon have a new page up and running where you can compare sustainable and ESG investment funds based on the themes they support, whether they're part of a ready-made portfolio, and so on.

In the meantime, why not check out this list of award-winning investment funds from Investment Week's Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards in November 2019.

Compare award-winning sustainable funds

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