In this episode of Relative Return, host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic chats with James Harwood, director and senior portfolio manager of the APAC region at Russell Investments, about ESG and active exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Listen as they discuss:

  • Russell launching its first global equity ESG ETF in Australia.
  • Why ESG vehicles are growing in popularity after a temporary lull.
  • How an active ETF can potentially outperform passive ones.
  • The downside of exclusionary screens in ESG.
  • Ensuring an ESG fund doesn’t fall foul of ASIC’s greenwashing focus.

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