ESG & Me: Don’t buy a pig in a poke

Meeting regulators’ objectives can be tough, but it’s well worth the effort. Chris Iggo on the importance of creating a level playing field

In this episode of our ESG & Me series in association with AXA IM, we explore how investors can separate the wheat from the chaff in the ESG space.

Chris Iggo, chief investment officer for core investments at AXA IM, points out the importance of identifiable and measurable performance indicators and strikes a blow for ESG regulations.

‘We could slap the word “sustainable” on a strategy and it doesn’t really mean anything unless the details are clear in terms of what the fund can and can’t invest in,’ he said. ‘Adhering to regulation is always painful, but ultimately, I think it’s to the benefit of the end-investor.’

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