In keeping with our commitment to delivering forward-looking coverage, the FT recently unveiled a timely addition to its premium newsletter offerings.
FT Moral Money, a new initiative that will explore the fast-growing, international shift towards ethical, sustainable, and responsible investing – which, according to venerable reporter and FT editor-at-large Gillian Tett, is the next big thing.
"Today there’s a revolution in finance going on that I’m very excited about,” Tett says. “Just a couple of decades ago, the amount of money invested in so-called ‘ESG’ - that’s environmental, social and governance principles - was only about a few tens of billions of dollars. But today that has exploded to $23 trillion dollars, and it’s still growing fast.”
75% of ambassadors say they want to get involved, and company boards are embracing these ideas with a new fervor.FT editor-at-large
The ESG sector is growing at a record speed, to the point where a quarter of all investable assets globally – worth $31 trillion – are being managed with some type of ESG mandate. Moral Money goes further than informing of the latest ESG news; it will offer a dependable voice to help subscribers decipher the fads from key developments, and why your business should care.
Gillian, who is leading the initiative with a team of two dedicated journalists, Billy Nauman and Patrick Temple-West (formerly of Money-Media and POLITICO, respectively), recognizes the importance of cutting through the noise.
But what really works, what doesn’t – how do you make sense of the hype, and the jargon and the alphabet soup? We at the FT are going to offer you a trusted guide through our newsletter Moral Money. It’s something you can’t afford to ignore.FT editor-at-large
The FT is uniquely positioned to cover ESG and impact investing in a way other news sources can’t. We already have a strong track record of delivering a range of reports and conferences on these themes, and while the market for ESG is growing particularly fast in the United States, it is a topic best covered from a global perspective.
To start, Moral Money will consist of a weekly newsletter and a hub page on FT.com, providing original news and commentary as well as a roundup of relevant journalism from the FT, FT Specialist and Nikkei Asian Review. The brand will extend to events and audio in the future – to which all group subscribers have access.
How can I sign up?
FT group customers with premium subscriptions can subscribe here to begin receiving Moral Money, which is sent twice weekly.
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