Fund manager interview series

Invest in companies with a conscience

Mr Eric Borremans, head of environmental, social and governance at Pictet Asset Management, says there is a growing consensus among financial regulators, asset managers and asset owners to invest Lorna Tan responsibly. A key part of that is to exclude pro
Mr Eric Borremans, head of environmental, social and governance at Pictet Asset Management, says there is a growing consensus among financial regulators, asset managers and asset owners to invest Lorna Tan responsibly. A key part of that is to exclude producers of controversial weapons, and the industry should make funding less easily available for such companies. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT

Eric Borremans, head of environmental, social and governance at Pictet Asset Management, discusses his market outlook in our series featuring fund managers and market experts.

Mr Eric Borremans is in charge of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across all investment strategies at Pictet Asset Management.

He is on the board of Swiss Sustainable Finance and is coordinating the Pictet AM-led initiative to exclude controversial weapons from mainstream indices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Invest in companies with a conscience'. Print Edition | Subscribe