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The broader organisational benefits that come with responsible investing

Responsible investing forces investors to take a wider perspective and directly confront ambiguity and brings a wide range of benefits to organisations including clearer purpose, better talent attraction and the ability to navigate complex multi-stakeholder issues, experts say.

In a panel discussion showcasing how investors with leading sustainability practices are demonstrating leadership more broadly, Alison Loat, senior managing director, sustainable investing and innovation, at Canadian fund OPTrust, said responsible investment forces investors “to look at a much broader set of factors.”

This is not just good for clarifying investment theses, but also as a “cognitive exercise,” Loat said, speaking at the Sustainability in Practice conference, held at Oxford University and organised by Top1000funds.com.

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