Impact investing aims to identify businesses and organisations pursuing purpose-led activities serving the needs of the global economy and environment. A thematic approach to impact investing seeks to identify opportunities created by pressing issues that can be identified as megatrends – including climate change, access to water and pandemics.
To successfully manage downside risk, dynamic and flexible allocation allows investors to handle market shifts with greater flexibility and security. You will need to be aware of the tools available to you to preserve capital and to take risk when the chances arise.
Rapid developments in genetic sequencing by the world’s top researchers has the potential to create healthier lives and revolutionise medical treatment. Investing in sustainable technology is central to Hermes Impact Opportunities Fund’s investment strategy.
Society’s addiction to plastics is pushing the environment to the limit, but as Hermes’ Emma Berntman explains, behind the demonisation of plastic lies the need for a paradigm shift in the way we produce and consume goods – one which we can participate in as investors and consumers.
The global political stage will remain firmly in the spotlight this year. It’s not just the Trump administration dominating the news flow: emerging markets face a raft of tight and unpredictable elections in the next 12 months.