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Shopping in a Greener World

JumpStart Webinar

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Key topic

  • Timestamp: 01:14 – 01:25 The idea of ESG investing, or sustainable investing, is tied to the concept of investing not merely for profits but also to consider environmental and social impact. It has the dual objective of profit and purpose.

  • Timestamp: 19:48 – 20:35 Sometimes it seems that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, right? However, that’s not true. More and more studies are showing that ESG investment products tend to be positively correlated with performance! And at the very least, they do not underperform.

    When we talk about these sustainable investing products, like ESG funds, they are still meant to be a fund invested to get a return for the portfolio.

    There has been a lot of research done on the performance of sustainable funds and how they have been impacted by Covid.  One study found that more than three-quarters of sustainable indexes did better than traditional indexes in market downturns from 2015 through 2018. In 2020 first-quarter’s Covid-19 market drop, 94% of sustainable indexes outperformed.

  • Timestamp: 21:02 – 21:35

    We conduct an annual investor survey on sustainable investing and found that as many as 90 per cent of investors surveyed said they are interested in sustainable investments, with 42 per cent planning to invest 5 to 15 per cent of their funds in sustainable investments over the next three years.

    A number of investors interested in this topic include younger investors like you Jasmine, who are looking to do good and do well at the same time!

    We also found a number of investor profiles. The optimisers and cautious refer to those who want to do good but are equally concerned about ensuring strong performance, while impact believers are those who may already have some experience and would like their investments to be impactful and could potentially take a lower return

  • Timestamp: 40:26 – 41: 26 

    It’s not true that you need a large sum of money to begin investing. For example, for viewers who are keen on investing in unit trusts, you can start small via a Regular Savings Plan or RSP for a short.

    With an RSP (not to be confused with any insurance products), you can invest a fixed sum of money into a unit trust from as low as $100 a month. For more information on unit trusts, you can visit our website to find out more or visit us at any of our branches today. 

    The RSP is open to all clients but specially for our JumpStart clients, we have an offer that you simply cannot miss out on.

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