Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is an increasingly important element of the Group's activities. Over the past few years investors have been looking more and more for returns that have been achieved through ethical and responsible means.
The Group understands its duty to act in the best interests of clients and this includes ensuring investment decisions consider environmental, social and governance issues of the investee companies. Such issues can have negative impacts on an investee company's share price in the long term as well as reputational damage.
The Group is developing and expanding its ESG, focusing on company engagement, analysis and macro research. The Group seeks to embed and integrate ESG criteria into its investment process with a view to enhancing returns for its clients whilst mitigating financial and reputational risk. As a "genuinely active investor" Miton is looking to continue to be genuinely active in this area to achieve positive change and interact with well-governed companies.