Social and environmental change is happening faster than ever. Climate change, shifting demographics and the technology revolution are reshaping our planet. Those companies that can adapt and thrive will be more successful in attracting customers, employees and growing their business.
A forward-looking, active investment approach is needed to comprehend the impact of these forces. This means understanding how a company interacts with society and its environment as well as analysing its profit lines. It means having a team of investment professionals who can apply experience and knowledge to specific situations and help manage the risks. Today, investors want returns but they also want their investments to provide better outcomes for society as a whole.
We are rated A+ for our approach by the United Nation’s PRI organisation and the No.1 asset manager by ShareAction. We don’t tick boxes, but add value through real insight and actively engaging to improve companies’ behaviours and governance.
We integrate our sustainability research into the way we invest across asset classes and geographies. We don’t stop at equities, but use our insights to inform decisions in other areas including fixed income and real estate. It’s integral to everything we do.
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*2017 Share Action Responsible Investment Survey of European Asset Managers; A+ rating: Principles for Responsible Investment 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 assessment reports.
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