Ethical credit investment set to surge

Stuttard, Schroders: many sovereign wealth funds prioritise ethical considerations

Intensifying interest from pension funds and sovereign wealth funds could lead to higher demand for ethical credits, as funds with ‘socially responsible investment’ mandates turn to fixed income as a steadier alternative to equity markets. Stephen Hine, the London-based head of responsible investment development at EIRIS, an independent provider of socially responsible investment (SRI) information, says: “A number of institutional investors have consciously put more money i