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 in 2017, we’ve not only embedded it into how we invest, but in everything we do as a company.
Benefits of responsible investing
How to invest
Investing responsibly has a number of potential benefits for investors, as well as for the companies and countries in which we invest:
May improve performance
Enhances risk analysis
Better outcomes for companies and countries
All of our active, long-only strategies integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.
Our thematic strategies invest in companies that solve environmental or social challenges such as water and clean energy.
Our best-in-class sustainable strategies invest in companies that are at the forefront of sustainability and of their peers. We view sustainability as an underlying driver for innovation and economic success as well as being key to managing unforeseen risks.
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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.
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.
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Best in class
Our best-in-class strategies invest in companies that are at the forefront of sustainability and of their peers. We view sustainability as an underlying driver for innovation and economic success as well as a key to managing unforeseen risks.
Our thematic strategies invest in companies that contribute to solve environmental and/or social challenges such as water and climate change, through innovation, technology and intelligent use of natural resources.