Low-carbon technologies and social impact – investment trends to watch

Institutional investors increasingly moving towards low-carbon technologies and social investment are both amongst the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment trends to watch in 2015, according to MSCI.

greenpetrolnozzleOnGreenThe first trend looked at is aligning to fuels of the future and assessing how well institutional investors are positioned for the transition to renewable energy.

As climate change goals gain media attention the rush among institutional investors to reduce carbon exposure is “gaining momentum

Growth in low-carbon energy technologies over the coming decades mean that investors could risk being under-exposed to significant growth in future fuel technology if they fail to assess their holdings and consider how policy will have an impact.

Another trend the report looks at is impact investment – investment that not only offers a financial return but a social or environmental one

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