UBP has launched its first impact equity fund, the Positive Impact Equity strategy.
The strategy focuses on generating long-term returns by tackling environmental and societal challenges.
Victoria Leggett, head of responsible investment for asset management at UBP, will manage the strategy. She said: ‘Impact investment in listed equity is a compelling and accessible way for the investor to allocate capital wisely, and genuinely "move the needle" in the fight to restore our planet and bring balance to society.
‘The Positive Impact Equity strategy is comprised of carefully selected, often little-understood companies with exciting business models and strong prospects.’
The portfolio will include between 25 and 35 stocks and will be invested in companies that meet measurable impact criteria according to the UBP measurement framework created in collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
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