Despite a rising interest in ESG investing across the investment industry, recent research carried out by Square Mile concluded considerable educational work needs to be carried out in the adviser sector. Nearly half of an 184-strong pool of IFAs surveyed said they were unaware of mandatory Mifid II changes that determines ESG needs to be part of their suitability processes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated investor interest in the ESG credentials of their portfolios, and inflows into responsible funds have surpasses expectations amid an extremely volatile backdrop.
As we are on the cusp of a huge wealth transfer from baby boomers to eco-aware millennials, this trend is only set to explode further, with ESG investing set to become mainstream.
In response, ESG Clarity and Square Mile have worked together to create ESG Pathway, an interactive series of webinars that will expand dialogue between advisers, asset managers and independent expert commentators, while also giving a voice to the IFA community.
There will be four live virtual events chaired by industry experts. These will include managing Square Mile director Richard Romer-Lee and senior investment consultant Jake Moeller, ESG Clarity group editor Julian Marr and editor Natalie Kenway, as well as Last Word Media’s editorial director Lawrence Gosling and content editor Adam Lewis.
The ESG Pathway series will be held from 10am to 12pm BST on the dates listed above, and each event will offer up to 120 minutes of CPD for registered attendees.