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Understanding sustainable investing

Sustainable investing refers to a strategy and practice to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. Contrary to traditional investing where the objective is to maximise the value while minimising risk, the objective of these firms that focus on ESG is not restricted to making profits. They also want to make a positive impact on the world. There is a growing recognition among industry participants that some ESG factors are economic factors, and would impact performances in the long term.
EnvironmentalAssess how a company impacts the environment and its potential risks from climate events.
  • Air pollution
  • Climate change and greenhouse-gas
  • Water and wastewater management
SocialLook at how the business treats its employees and the community.
  • Employment conditions
  • Employee and community engagement
  • Diversity and inclusion
GovernanceAnalyse how a corporation makes its big decisions, and where its political and ethical values lie.
  • Executive's pay
  • Governing structure
  • Ethics and anti-corruption policy

How ESG Risk Ratings work

We're partnered with Sustainalytics, an independent ESG and corporate governance research firm, so it's easier to develop and invest with a socially responsible strategy.
Risk score

A sophisticated methodology is used to rate a company's economic exposure to Environmental, Social and Governance risk and how well it's managing those risks.

More than 60,000 media sources and up to 1 million news articles a day are monitored through AI-powered digital content curation.

Company ratings are compared across peers and subindustries with fully integrated corporate governance research and ratings.

A total ESG risk score is then fed into your CMC Invest platform daily and highlighted on your stock summary cards.

The lower the score, the better the business is at managing its ESG risk.

Controversy rating

This research spots companies involved in incidents and events that may negatively affect people, the environment or the company's operations.

Controversies are rated on a scale from one to five, with five denoting the most serious with the largest potential impact.

Why invest with ESG Risk Ratings?

ESG top-rated companies

We've made it easy to build a portfolio aligned with your views on environmental, social and governance issues. Explore some of the companies with top ESG Risk Rating score.

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