This was one of the key messages of Erik Breen, Triodos Investment Mangement’s Director of Socially Responsible Investment, in the masterclass-style webinar ‘Beyond Impact: Essential Tools for Investing in the Sustainable Transition’. The webinar was part of the BrightTALK’s ESG, Impact & Ethical Summit.

The programme targeted asset management professionals with an intermediate-to-high understanding of basic socially responsible investment strategies, seeking to demystify the starting points and potential operational challenges they may encounter when developing a sustainable transition investment platform.

The webinar session focused on three key takeaways including:

  1. Positive inclusion, negative screening and ESG integration investment strategies each work within spectrums from light to dark green;
  2. Investable sustainable transition opportunities can be identified by evaluating global trends, challenges and their associated sustainable solutions; and
  3. Internally collected and outsourced sustainability data both have operational benefits and challenges that need to be balanced for successful sustainable transition investment implementation.

Listen to the recording here.