Responsible Investment

Responsible Investment

One of our two strategic responsible business focus areas

We have worked with the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership to identify where we can make the most material impact across Old Mutual Group. Responsible investment is one of our key focus areas levers, where we aim to become a leader in financial services. We define responsible investment as ‘a cross-cutting approach to investment that integrates the consideration of material environmental, social and governance factors into investment and ownership decisions’. It is our view that companies that swiftly respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by our changing environments and society will reap the benefits of stronger growth prospects, enhanced operating efficiencies and stronger social licensce to operate. In addition, they will enjoy enhanced staff employee retention, lower cost of capital and, ultimately, stronger and longer competitive advantage.

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Futuregrowth: Allocating Capital to Renewable Energy Investments
While the debate over the use of nuclear power continues, the renewable energy sector is quietly forging ahead and independent power producers are adding much-needed capacity to the grid. Since the Department of Energy (DoE) embarked on its alternative energy drive in 2012, capital investments in renewables have totalled almost R200 billion. South Africa has some of the best natural...
Dec 8, 2016 11:05 AM ET
Good Governance Matters – Now More Than Ever
One doesn’t have to look very hard today to see that South Africa is at an economic and political crossroad. If a serious effort across all sectors to improve the current situation is not undertaken swiftly, the consequences will be dire for the future of our country and our economy.  We see a stepped-up approach to good governance across all sectors of the economy as being a critical...
May 18, 2016 1:00 PM ET
Responsible Index Investing: Reimagining How to Access Returns
Passive investment has, for some time now, been steadily gaining investor interest globally. More recently this trend has started to pick up among South African (SA) investors, who are looking for lower fees for domestic market exposure. The latest retirement reform initiatives by the SA Government have created even more interest in passive investing and index tracker investment products....
Feb 29, 2016 10:30 AM ET
Investing in Water -Claudia Quiroz, Fund Manager at Quilter Cheviot, an Old Mutual Group Company
Population growth is driving higher water demand, while changing weather patterns are decreasing the supply of fresh water across the world. These issues are causing utilities and regulators to consider numerous solutions, including new infrastructure (reservoirs, water pipelines and desalination), and new operating models in order to improve water efficiency. According to the United...
Jan 6, 2016 9:00 AM ET
The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be
Sustainability pundits might argue that the US major league baseball player, Yogi Berra, who coined the phrase ‘The future ain’t what it used to be’, was a far-seeing hippy who knew way back in the 1980’s that our vision of the future needed some rearranging. In the same decade, the Brutland Commission defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of today’s generations without...
Sep 10, 2015 9:00 AM ET