Positive Impact Portfolios – Spring 2018

Our quarterly updates feature companies that our funds invest in, showcasing their solutions to real world problems.

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterlinkedinmail   by Damien Lardoux, 4th May 2018

The Positive Impact Portfolios actively select funds that aim to make a positive impact on society and the environment through their investments.

Since 2017 we have been using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as a way to think about impact. We have mapped the underlying holdings in the portfolios to these goals, and in this update will focus on three examples:

  • Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth;
  • Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and
  • Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities

The United Nations’ Global Goals were adopted in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 Goals provide a holistic framework for action around the most critical issues for society and for our planet.

About the author: Damien Lardoux

Damien has an MSc in Management from Reims Management School and an MSc in Wealth and Asset Management from ESCP-EAP Paris Business School. He is also a CFA charter holder, being a regular member of the CFA Institute and CFA UK society.

Before joining EQ Investors, Damien worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch being responsible for asset allocation, security selection and portfolio construction. Damien now acts as the portfolio manager for the EQ Investors Balanced, Positive Impact and Multi Index portfolios. He also co-chairs our Fund Selection Committee.

Damien is a devoted sportsman, playing judo and squash on a regular basis. He also enjoys hiking, to very far places such as the Himalayas and Kilimanjaro.

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