Sustainable Investing Comes of Age in South Africa

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Responsible investing has emerged from the embryo of “socially responsible investing”, which in turn originated from religious groups using a negative screening approach to avoid investing in companies whose core operations were incompatible with their beliefs. By contrast, ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors are primarily used in positive screening methods that identify investment opportunities that promote the principles of responsible investing.

Source: Business Day South Africa (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship, Environment, Impact Assessment
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impact investing, poverty alleviation, social impact, sustainability