We manage people’s money, and we also make investments of our own. This means we have the influence to drive changes on a bigger scale, to work towards a more positive future for everyone.
Our planet is constantly changing, driven by both environmental and societal revolution and evolution. The global impact of COVID-19 has demonstrated how quickly our own world can be reshaped. We’re on this journey together but the force behind real change is you.
We invest in companies which have the ability to evolve, adapt and prosper in the face of change. We can pick businesses that are leading the way for a healthy planet by creating smart energy technology or reducing waste and help them achieve their goals. We look to find and fund the pioneers in social inclusion – like those who provide more affordable education or offering childcare. And we can invest in infrastructure too: homes, hospitals and offices.
First we need to dispel a few myths that could be holding investors back from putting their money to better work for themselves, society and the planet.
The value of a fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.
Responsible investing is, put simply, investing positively - aiming for long-term financial returns while making a positive impact on the world around us. A big idea, but it's the day to day decisions, as well the longer-term choices you make, that can have the greatest impact.
Terms like ESG, investing for impact and sustainability are used across the investment industry to talk about investing responsibly. But what do they actually mean? Despite having a common starting point, there are important differences between them.
In a nutshell, ESG investing describes an approach that incorporates Environmental, Social and Governance factors into decision-making.
Impact investing explicitly targets investments that deliver positive, measurable and material change for society or the environment with the potential to generate financial returns.
Sustainable investment to us, means investing in companies which have the explicit intention of addressing a range of societal and environmental issues that the world is facing. We frame them using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet.
The value of any fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.
Please remember, the value of any fund’s assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.
If making a positive impact in the world is just as important to you as financial returns, why not take a look at two of our responsible investment funds?
Here we have broken down a number of references to help you with your responsible investment decisions. Please take a look at our glossary to help you with any terms you are not familiar with.