August Monthly Market Update
Looking back over August, the benchmark MSCI World Index rallied 5.1%, led once again by the US technology companies. In New Zealand, despite the disruption caused by the reinstatement of level 3 lockdown for Auckland, the market had a solid rally in the second half of August as the S&P/NZX50 Index returned 1.8%.
How have Socially Responsible Investments performed during the COVID-19 crisis?
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded and caused financial markets to gyrate, socially responsible investments have so far ended up outperforming their mainstream counterparts. But why would this be the case?