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The ESG Investing Handbook

Insights and developments in environmental, social and governance investment

By Becky O'Connor

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The ESG Investing Handbook

Insights and developments in environmental, social and governance investment

By Becky O'Connor

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As global governments and regulators set an agenda for net zero carbon emissions, the focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria among investors, from pension scheme members to institutions, is on the rise.

The ESG Investing Handbook is an indispensable guide to the history, developments and latest thinking into the future of ESG investing from some of the most influential names in the business.

Featuring interviews with:

Lisa Beauvilain, Director, Impax Asset Management
Tony Burdon, CEO, Make My Money Matter
Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chairman,Carbon Tracker
Amy Clarke, Chief Impact Officer, Tribe Impact Capital
Keith Davies, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Federated Hermes Ltd
Bruce Davis, co-founder, Abundance Investment
Ingrid Holmes, Director, Green Finance Institute
Yan Swiderski, co-founder, Global Returns Project
Richard Wilson, CEO interactive investor
The Baillie Gifford Global Stewardship Team

Expert Editor, Becky O’Connor covers the big questions and key themes, such as the effectiveness of divestment versus engagement strategies for promoting positive change as well as difficult topics, such as greenwash. In this fast-moving and often demanding area for both asset managers and investors, this book will look at some big questions and themes, such as:

• Does ESG always boost financial performance?
• Is it possible to be good at all three factors at the same time?
• Can investors trust ESG ratings?

About the author

Becky O’Connor is head of pensions and savings at interactive investor. She has two decades of experience in personal finance and investment journalism and spent the early years of her career at The Times, covering personal finance and business news.

In 2012, she joined a renewable energy crowdfunding platform as communications director and became switched on to the power of investing for environmental good. In 2015, Becky co-founded the ethical sustainable personal finance website Good With Money, setting up the ‘Good Egg’ mark for companies demonstrating commitment to positive impact in 2017. Becky is a regular media commentator in newspapers, TV and radio on pension and investment issues. She hosts a number of podcasts and writes a column for the I paper on ethical finance.

She became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2018 and sits on the ethical advisory committee of Castlefield Investment Management.

Media coverage

From Good with Money:

If you need some ballast to your beliefs and commitment to back them with your own money, my book, The ESG Investing Handbook, is published on June 28 and available to pre-order as a free, downloadable e-book, from Harriman House. In the face of harsh stock market realities, it might just give you the insight… Read more »

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From Good with Money Newsletter:

Becky O’Connor, co-founder of Good With Money and author of The ESG Handbook, explains why sustainable investors are in a relatively good position compared with others who may ignore the environmental and social merits of investments and focus only on the bottom line.

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From Inspired Selection:

Indeed, not just who is being published but what is being commissioned is evolving. Publishers are increasing diversity in the topics and characters covered by their books, including on the non-fiction side where finance-focused publisher Harriman House released their first ever book on Women and Investing.

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From This is Money:

Becky O’Connor is head of pensions and savings at Interactive Investor. She has written a book called The ESG Investing Handbook, which will be published this summer.

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From i Paper:

These are hard times. But when they do get better, you will have already done the legwork to make your money greener. Becky O’Connor is the head of pensions and savings at Interactive Investor. The ESG Investing Handbook, edited by Becky O’Connor is available for pre-order at harriman-house.com

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From inews:

If you invested in what you thought was the right side of history and are now despairing and wondering whether your world view was too naively optimistic, note there are still many strong arguments in favour of assets such as renewable energy technology, healthcare research and sustainable food production – the kinds of industries that… Read more »

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From Daily Mail:

Becky O’Connor, head of pensions and savings at online platform Interactive Investor, who has written a book called The ESG Investing Handbook, which will be published this summer.

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Published: 28/06/2022
Pages: 308
Formats: hardback - ISBN 9780857199515
ebook - ISBN 9780857199522
Media enquiries

If you’d like to get in touch with the author for interview or comment, or you’d like a review copy of this book, please contact us at pr@harriman-house.com or call +44 (0)1730 233870.

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