Incisive Media launches platform to propel sustainable investment movement to the forefront

Incisive Media has launched (SI) ­‑ a digital platform for the burgeoning movement of finance professionals who are committed to moving responsible investing ‘from the fringes to the forefront’.

SI is designed to connect and enlighten forward-thinking professionals among fund groups, wealth managers, asset allocators, financial advisers, trade bodies, regulators, trustees, analysts, research agencies, data providers, think tanks and law firms.

SI provides exclusive research, analysis, and expert perspectives all year round, culminating in the annual Sustainable Investment Festival (SIF) – – now in its second year. SIF22 will be staged at London’s The Brewery on June 22-23, supported by a digital service on SI and its sister platforms.

For SI, Incisive Media is collaborating with an alliance of key players in the investment and advice industry. BMO GAM, Royal London Asset Management and Edentree are working with SI to produce thought leadership content and best-in-class practice for the industry.

SI is also integrated into Incisive Media’s eco-system of professional sites, which already provide daily coverage of ESG investing. These include Investment Week, Professional Adviser, Professional Pensions, International Investment and BusinessGreen.

Registered users of SI get relevant, real-time highlights of this daily coverage, while the site’s own top stories are distributed on its sister platforms.

Like SIF, SI’s mission is to cut through the hype and the greenwashing with directional discourse. It serves as a community catalyst, helping the leaders of the ‘responsible investment’ movement – SI’s users – to drive structural change, develop the professional skills of their teams, and create more sustainable business strategies.

SI is produced by a dedicated team of journalists and researchers headed by editor Beth Brearley, a former news editor and acting editor of Investment Week.

They are supported and guided by a top-level panel of active, forward-thinking ESG specialists drawn from across the asset management industry and associated fields, who share their original perspectives on the platform.

Brearley said: “The platform is designed to be an open environment for sharing insights, debating opinions, and collaborating. We want professionals to come away from reading our stories, watching our videos, or attending our events feeling ignited and saying ‘I hadn’t thought of that aspect. What does that mean for me? How can I apply that to my thinking?’.”

Kevin Sinclair, MD of Incisive’s finance portfolio, said:’ “SI is a significant launch for us. We were thrilled with the success of SIF in its first year, but we could immediately see the need to serve this fresh community of investment professionals all year round. With a flourishing festival and now this content-rich site, we can really help them make responsible investing mainstream.’’

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