Stocktake - spotlight on ESG
There is growing body of research showing that taking sustainability factors such as environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) into account when making investment decisions can lead to an improvement in investment performance. Many investors around the world are increasingly recognising the importance of ESG factors and are exploring ways to integrate such factors into their investment strategies.
Below, we take a look at several companies that have strong commitments to sustainable business practices and are leaders within their respective industries. You may hold shares in these companies through your investment in the funds managed by BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited, the investment arm of Westpac in New Zealand, including the Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme, Westpac Active Series and the Westpac Premium Investment Funds.