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Investing doesn’t have to cost the earth, and investing responsibly doesn’t have to mean comprising on returns. We can help align your investments with your values.
Overview

Many managers talk about investing responsibly, but for us it has always been more than a tick-box exercise. 

Since we launched our first sustainable strategy two decades ago, we’ve not only embedded it into how we invest, but in everything we do as a company.  

Benefits of responsible investing

Investing responsibly has a number of potential benefits for investors, as well as for the companies and countries in which we invest:
reasons to invest

How to invest

Integration of ESG factors and sustainability risk have become the norm in our investment processes.

Our positive impact thematic strategies invest in companies that help solve environmental and societal challenges, such as access to water and the clean energy transition.

Our best-in-class strategies invest in companies with low perceived sustainability risks that are leaders in their sector in terms of meeting ESG criteria.

Our positive tilt strategies seek to overweight the securities of companies with low perceived sustainability risks and underweight those with high sustainability risks, subject to good governance practices.

Our core standards strategies promote environmental and/or social characteristics by applying negative screens in sectors such as tobacco, adult entertainment or gambling.

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What are the risks?

We believe that investing responsibly offers great potential for investors. There are risks however, and it’s therefore important to find an experienced manager to manage these.

Responsible investing strategies could invest in emerging markets, where investments can be higher risk and more volatile, or have investments denominated in a foreign currency meaning a change in exchange rates could affect their value.

Sustainability risks can also apply to some strategies. These are risks which arise from any environmental, social or governance events or conditions that, were they to occur, could cause a material negative impact on the value of the investment. Specific sustainability risks include but are not limited to climate transition risk, physical climate risk, environmental risk, social risk, governance risk.

Investments in fixed income may be subject to the default/credit risk of issuers, interest rate risk as bond prices move inversely to changes in interest rates, and liquidity risk. Investing in higher-yielding or non-investment grade bonds might mean the risk of the issuer defaulting on the capital repayment is higher.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value and income of an investment can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

Selected insights

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Ways to invest

Our positive impact strategies invest in companies that contribute to solve environmental and/or societal challenges such as water scarcity and climate change, through innovation, technology and intelligent use of natural resources.

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Our positive tilt strategies seek to overweight the securities of companies with low perceived sustainability risks and underweight those with high sustainability risks, subject to good governance practices.

Our best-in-class strategies invest in companies with low perceived sustainability risks that are leaders in their sector in terms of meeting ESG criteria.

Today, we manage positive tilt and best-in-class equity portfolios covering both developed and emerging markets. We also offer fixed income strategies covering global and emerging markets.

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We define core standards strategies as those promoting environmental and/or social characteristics and excluding some of the most harmful activities such as controversial weapons, oil and gas, tobacco, adult entertainment or gambling. 

When making investment decisions, ESG factors are integrated and sustainability risks considered. Active ownership through engagement and voting constitute another feature. 

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