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25% ‘Bettr than before’…

Jan 15, 2021 | Client Service, ESG Investing, Financial Advice, Investing, Low Carbon, Sustainable investing

[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]In our quest to help ‘make the world a Bettr place together’ we have added a new low carbon filter to our BettrInvest Portfolios designed to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your invested assets.

As an individual I try my best to recycle, pick up litter and support local and national efforts to improve the environment etc… but I’m often left feeling a bit hollow and worthless about it all with thoughts of ‘what can little old me do?’.

We CAN all make a difference and maybe it is easier than you thought…

I feel that I am maybe a year late to the table with this (so please forgive me as I had hoped to have this conversation with you at the beginning of 2020 but here I now am).

In the final six months of 2020, I decided to commit Brett Investment to finding out what we, as a responsible financial planning firm, could offer you our clients. In short, we want to be able to help lower the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, all without compromising the long-term expected returns of your portfolio or the charges you pay.

BettrInvest just got better

So with small adaptations* to our existing BettrInvest Portfolios we have gone ‘low carbon’.

*reducing the carbon footprint of our core 60/40 portfolio by 25%.

Low Carbon – what does this mean?

It is now possible to invest in a way that can lower the world’s carbon footprint and encourage high greenhouse gas emission companies to get their ‘act in order’. We can do this without compromising the future long-term expected returns of your portfolio. In short, it is possible for you to do well for yourself whilst doing good for the planet!

Watch this space

Over the coming weeks and months we will provide you with more detail on what we are doing, along with the roll out of what we call our ‘full fat ESG version!

We don’t have to be a bunch of ‘tree huggers’!

Together, with these small adjustments we can be part of a group who want companies to do better for the world. The likes of Dimensional and Vanguard have influence over companies behaving better – and if they are not… they can incentivise them to change.

Think about it. If we as investors can help shift say £100 billion from conventional investing to ESG orientated companies, without giving up on sound investment principles or accepting lower expected returns, do you think the world will change? I know what I think…                         Jeremy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_separator type=”normal” border_style=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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Disclaimer: This document is intended for informational purposes and no action should be taken or refrained from being taken as a consequence of it without consulting a suitably qualified and regulated person.  It does not constitute financial advice under the terms of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. It is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the instruments described in this.

Investments involve risks. The investment return and principal value of an investment may fluctuate so that an investment, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than its original value. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. There is no guarantee strategies will be successful.