Make a difference with your investments
Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword. More than ever, it is a reality. Either because there is no choice or because it offers opportunities. Themes like alternative energy, smart mobility, sustainable living and plant-based nutrition are steadily making their way into the everyday life of consumers.
How are companies and countries taking a different approach and what impact does that have on your investments? Because the future is something we shape together.
Young people are the influencers of the investing generations
Each generation looks at sustainability through a different lens. Yet there is no generational conflict.
Circular economy to reduce waste
The exponential growth of single-use plastics continues. Packaging is the biggest culprit. To turn the tide, all eyes have turned to more sustainable alternatives. Recycling plastic that is still in use is essential. There can be no doubting the fact that the linear economy will have to make way for a circular economy. This is a transition that is also important for investors.
How AI is leading to a more sustainable world
At first glance, sustainability and technology seem diametrically opposed. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can add value for companies looking to make their operations more sustainable.
Seeing is believing
Now that the effects of climate change are being felt by all and legislation is tightening, calls for responsible investment are growing louder than ever. Increasing numbers of investors find it important that the funds they invest in reflect their values and principles. The climate battle plays a prominent part in this trend. Companies are jumping on the bandwagon in droves, declaring that they are making a positive contribution to the environment and society. Words and actions don't always match, though. The danger of greenwashing is lurking around the corner. Therefore, today’s responsible investor wants to see evidence of efforts made or not made.
Investors engage in climate dialogue with companies
As the world of responsible investment continues to evolve, the positive impact of dialogue between shareholders and companies is becoming increasingly evident.
Higher cost of living: an additional challenge for responsible investing?
The rationale for responsible investing is obvious to many. Yet in these exceptional times, doubts occasionally creep in. Is a higher cost of living compatible with a conscious decision to do business responsibly?
End of climate summit: time for action
COP27, the 27th edition of the United Nations climate conference, focused on global climate policy. Although countries are increasingly stepping up to announce their climate ambitions, prior to the summit many did not have clear and specific action plans in place, nor the necessary legislative framework. Ample reason, then, to evaluate the results of this climate conference.
KBC increasingly stricter with regard to responsible investing
Europe has made the decision to become climate neutral by 2050, and to achieve this, new laws and regulations are needed. That has an impact on both the financial sector and you as an investor. On 2 September, KBC Asset Management tightened its approach to responsible investing. A change with impact.