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PruFund Planet – Fund spotlight

87 min watch 16 Nov 21

Session 10 November 2021

In this session, we brought our PruFund Planet strategy to life by explaining how Planet invests, outlining the multi-asset building blocks. We also ‘lifted the bonnet’ on the M&G Positive Impact Fund and the M&G Better Health fund, both of which are part of the equity allocation in PruFund Planet.

Learning Outcome – to demonstrate an understanding of: 

  • Identify the ways in which PruFund Planet invests differently to PruFund
  • Explain the difference(s) between sustainable and impact funds
  • Describe Impact Investing by using one of the core holdings within PruFund Planet as an example

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Test your knowledge 

1. PruFund Planet mainly uses three ESG outcome categories to help measure the ESG intention of an underlying fund, these are:

a. ESG Risk Focused, Opportunity Focused and Outcome Focused

b. ESG Risk Focused, Opportunity Focused and Impact Focused

c. ESG Risk Focused, Opportunity Focused and Solution Focused


2. The key difference between a sustainable fund and an impact fund is:

a. Impact investing is mainly focused on mitigating ESG risks and financial returns

b. Impact investing focuses on ESG opportunities and seeking to address societal and environmental challenges, to generate competitive returns

c. Impact investing focuses on Responsible Investing such as avoidance of harms via exclusions and mitigating ESG risks


3. The Positive Impact Fund invests in companies that sit in the following categories:

a. Pioneers, Leaders and Enablers

b. Pioneers, Opportunists and Leaders

c. Pioneers, Risk Takers and Enablers 

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