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Investing in utilities: High dividends without high environmental costs

22 September 2020

At Kempen, integrating ESG criteria is an integral part of all our investment processes. This can manifest itself in what are on the face of it some surprising ways. Our high-dividend equity strategies, for example, have significant exposure to high-dividend payers in the utilities sector, which have long been major polluters.

But this is no longer a fair assessment of the sector. Many utilities firms are changing rapidly, embracing cleaner technologies and becoming crucial players in the energy transition. In short, with a selective approach, and by engaging to urge further improvements, dividend investing and minimising climate change can go hand-in-hand. 

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