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Sustainability disruption: capitalising on externalities

Our Capitals Framework is an intrinsic component of the investment processes of our Sustainable Equity strategies.
Our Capitals Framework is an intrinsic component of the investment processes of our Sustainable Equity strategies.

Sustainability disruption: capitalising on externalities

Through the Capitals Framework, we assess investments across multiple dimensions of sustainability – including natural capital, social capital and human capital – which span the most common points of impact between a business or country and society.

We have published separate papers explaining how we analyse natural, social and human capital factors, which all include an introduction to the framework.

The fast view:

  • Companies are increasingly being held to account for their impacts on society and the environment, influencing their growth and profitability.
  • Investors need new tools to evaluate these impacts, or ‘externalities’, and hence identify opportunities and risks that the market may have mispriced.
  • The Sustainable Equity team has developed a Capitals Framework to assess a wide range of externalities.

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