Social responsibility creates new return potential
Socially responsible investing does not mean giving up good return potential, because companies that do business in socially responsible ways have at least as good opportunities as other companies to generate added value to investors. Socially responsible business practices decrease business risks and directly affect a company’s value and share price. When companies take into account, for instance, environmental and human rights issues, the investor does not need to worry about a possible loss of reputation and its effect on their investments’ return.
Socially responsible investing need not be based on a value judgement but can also be based on purely financial grounds. Global issues, such as climate change and prevention of the water crisis, create new business opportunities. For instance, supplying renewable energy, developing energy-efficient solutions and securing adequate water resources are profitable businesses to many companies. When the demand for their products increases due to changes in consumer habits and legislation, the companies included in the fund will be at an advantage. This will also be reflected in the investments’ return.
Find the socially responsible fund suitable to you
Our socially responsible funds consider ethical aspects and the principles of sustainable development in their investment decisions. OP-Sustainable World is a fund highlighting ethical aspects and easy and simple investing. This fund invests in equity and fixed-income markets, so it is suited to investors seeking moderate returns. OP-Low-carbon World is suited to investors who wish to invest in any low-carbon footprint sector.
Our environmentally themed socially responsible funds invest in companies whose products and services play a key role in preventing global threats. These can include social or environmental threats, such as lack of clean drinking water leading to a humanitarian crisis, or climate change. OP-Clean Water and OP-Climate offer investors a genuine opportunity of contributing to the solving of global issues.