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Kames Capital Ethical Essay Competition

Posted on 23 October 2018

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To celebrate the 18th birthday of the Kames Ethical Corporate Bond Fund in 2018, Kames Capital held a competition asking for views on what the next 18 years are likely to hold for ethical and ESG investing. 

After careful consideration of the entries, the winning entry was by Wellian Investment Solutions Chief Investment Officer, Richard Philbin. 

As winner, a £1,000 donation has been made to the charity of Richard’s choice – this year’s CASCAID charity; Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity). 

Richard’s winning entry can be viewed below:

What does the next 18 years have in store for ethical investing?

Many will start their thinking of the next 18 years by looking back over the past 18 and extrapolating forward although I think that is not the right starting point. My two children (aged 12 and 11) have grown up seeing solar panels on the roof of our house (an undertaking on my behalf to do my bit…) they are taught at school the importance of turning off taps and lights, closing doors to not waste energy, one wants a Tesla (“have you seen how the back doors open dad?” and “why doesn’t our car have a “ludicrous” button?”) They also watch David Attenborough with tears in their eyes as they see animals die due to wanton disregard for the environment by humans and the negative impacts of plastics.  They want change. It’s just in them. My children are the future, and they will shape it. I am regularly amazed at what they say and why they say it when it comes to ethics. Their outlook is different to mine. Children today are more ingrained into the environment than previous generations; they don’t want it damaged and their voices will be heard. We live in a world of 24 hour news coverage; social media gets messages out to more people and more quickly – reputations can be made and lost – globally – and at a moment’s notice. Corporations have to act and react responsibly otherwise there will be no corporation.

Ethical investing has changed dramatically over the last 18 years. It can have positive or negative bias – it can screen in, or screen out companies by looking at characteristics, principles or factors and this will grow and change and develop over the next 18 years. What impacts me will impact my children differently. What they consider more important might not be the same as what I do, therefore their voice is more important than mine for they are the future. They have grown up caring about their environment. When I was at school “waste not, want not” was a saying from a World War II history lesson, it was not an ethical call to arms.

Companies cannot survive without sales and profits and the next generation of investors, customers and suppliers will demand positive environmental change. They will vote with their (increasingly global) wallets when it comes to purchases. Ethics is a global issue. In the short-term they will happily pay more for companies that care – forcing change to happen, in the long-run it will become standard.

With these changes gaining momentum across young and old alike, the opportunities for newer businesses over established businesses is huge. They will take advantage of this movement due to there being no legacy issues; no ingrained principles or processes. No historical liabilities. The potential for excess profits from the establishment whilst “doing good” is a heady cocktail which will also force the establishment to change.

In 18 years’ time we will look back fondly and say “can you remember when people used to have to think ethically to invest ethically?”  In 18 years’ time, it won’t be called ethical investing it will just be called investing.

Richard Philbin news Richard Philbin, Chief Investment Officer, Wellian Investment Solutions

 

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