This was a chance to understand more about the team and how they invest. Sarah Norris has a background in peace and resolution, working with the Government of Southern Sudan. Iain Hewitt was brought up with a father involved in developing city cycling lanes. For the team, the desire to do good is in their DNA. However, this fund is not just about them. It is about investors within the fund. This is where this is different and it starts with annual investor led survey. They only make changes where there is a consistent trend.
The governance structure is really important and three external members sit on the board to ensure that investors are heard, and therefore this is truly an investor led fund. The world of ethical investing has changed and companies that have ethics at the heart of what they do and operate in a positive way tend to be the best companies. The right companies do also deliver strong financial returns for investors and so it is about understanding the financials behind a company….read more