If you invested in what you thought was the right side of history and are now despairing and wondering whether your world view was too naively optimistic, note there are still many strong arguments in favour of assets such as renewable energy technology, healthcare research and sustainable food production – the kinds of industries that are often found in positive impact funds.
Don’t mistake a rocky patch for the end of the road. If time is on your side, you can afford to keep the faith.
Becky O’Connor is the head of pensions and savings at Interactive Investor
Her book, The ESG Investing Handbook, is available on pre-order from publisher Harriman House (harriman-house.com/ESGinvesting)