Many challenges remain, and it will take time for South Africa to shake off the effects of many years of stagnation. At Old Mutual Corporate Consulting, we believe it is every South African's responsibility to contribute to building a country that is prosperous and provides opportunities for its children to obtain a globally competitive education, for its citizens to find meaningful work, and for families to have a safe and secure place to live and to enjoy uninterrupted access to basic services.
As consultants to many of the country's employers and their retirement funds, we believe we are in a position to contribute meaningfully to South Africa by ensuring that our members’ retirement savings are invested in building a sustainable future.
In any investment strategy, investment fundamentals are a prerequisite for investing. When such an investment strategy is based on a long-term horizon, as is the case for retirement savings, sustainability of the investments is also a critical factor.
Incorporating ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations into the investment strategy isn't just the right thing to do, it also has the potential to boost long-term returns from the strategy and contribute to building a better future.