Money Clinic podcast: How to get started in ESG investing


On this week’s FT Money Clinic podcast, presenter Claer Barrett chats to Harri about the challenges of building an ethical investment portfolio.

FT podcast: How to get started in ESG investing

Claer Barrett talks to listener Harri about the world of ethical investment. Listen here

The 29-year old is saving £1,000 per month into his retirement fund and has noticed a growing array of ESG options (a label applied to investments that address environment, social and governance considerations). Are they genuinely doing good — or have they just done a good job on their marketing? And does investing ethically mean he has to sacrifice some investment returns?

Experts Gillian Tett, the FT’s Editor-at-large, US, and Moira O’Neill, FT Money columnist and head of personal finance at Interactive Investor, offer their tips.

If you would like to talk to Claer for a future episode, please email the Money Clinic team at money@ft.com with a short description of your problem, and how you would like us to help.



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