Put worth into wealth
Our online tool helps financial advisers to understand the impact of a fund based on five key measures. We look much further than ESG screening so you can really see under the label, answer all your client’s questions and make informed decisions.
- Easy and quick to use
- Codified and visual – digestible and engaging for clients
- Independent and impartial – coverage of funds based on impact criteria – not ‘pay to play’
- Based on a robust and rigorous methodology overseen by a panel of experts
- Analysing the broadest range of funds (over 450 in total)
- Current and dynamic ratings updated quarterly
Our five key measures to score a fund:
1. Positive impact
We rate a fund’s contribution towards positive social and environmental outcomes by mapping underlying company revenues against the investable UN Sustainable Development Goals to articulate impact.
2. Active Agent
We assess asset managers based on their actions across four components to measure level of commitment to stewardship, active engagement and transparency.
3. Avoidance of harm
Scores are based on the extent of a fund’s exposure to stocks commonly associated with harmful environmental and social impacts and poor governance practices.
Operational impact measuring the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and opportunities associated with a fund’s underlying holdings, providing insight into resilience to long-term, financially-material ESG risks.
5. Carbon Risk
The material financial risk associated with a fund due to the implications of projected environmental policies and transitional and physical impacts of climate change.
We use these measures to provide a composite Worthstone rating to show you the impact at-a-glance.