At Altshuler Shaham, we believe that environmental concerns are much more than a passing trend. They form the basis for a new macro-economic insight that is reinventing the market according to a new set of rules. The negative side effects of manufacturing processes, such as pollution, waste, the exploitation of workers and destruction of natural resources in the Third World, can no longer be tolerated. Companies around the world are re-examining their economic activities in order to minimize their effects on the environment and to convert to clean procedures, products, and services.
The grave effects of global warming are already evident, and demand clean energy substitutes for coal, oil, and gas. The widespread use of polluting chemicals will be replaced by biological, biodegradable materials that are environmentally friendly, and the wasteful use of raw materials will be replaced by the strict economic management of natural resources.
Companies that ignore the changing reality and continue with a “business as usual” policy are increasingly perceived as having a poor management strategy, and will suffer accordingly in the market. On the other hand, companies that identify new global needs at an early stage and answer them with innovative, advanced solutions are increasing their chances of gaining leadership in their field.
Investors who embrace the future by investing in companies that are environmentally-aware may realize substantial profits while also benefiting from the knowledge that they are contributing to a cleaner future.
| ||The information stated above does not constitute investment advice/marketing a substitute for said advice/marketing, which considers each individual’s particulars and requirements, and does not constitute an offer to purchase mutual fund units. |
| ||The purchase of mutual fund units will be made only on the basis of a current prospectus and immediate reports. The above is not to be considered as a commitment by Altshuler shaham to any specific return on investments. |