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Colin Melvin on responsible investment

Updated Thursday 21st October 2010

At a time when everyone is calling for private money to invest in the economy, responsible investment is more important than ever.


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Colin Melvin

So the benefits of responsible investment at a time of crisis or recovery from crisis are in fact economic, that if you do the right thing as an investor, if you behave well, if you promote the performance of the assets that you're investing in through discussion, dialogue or engagement, then that will lead to a more successful fund, a more valuable fund over the longer term.  So in fact there isn’t a distinction or a division between doing the right thing and making money from a financial perspective - being responsible is part of making money in the longer term.




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