Sustainable investing

Invest today, change tomorrow.


AUM for SFDR Article 8/9 funds as of Dec 2023

60 funds

are SFDR* Article 8/9 as of Dec 2023 (not available in all jurisdictions)

Sustainable investing


is our target for operational net-zero

What is sustainable investing?

At the basic level, Sustainable Investing is an approach to investment where environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, in combination with traditional financial considerations, guide the selection and management of investments. This can be thought of as ESG integration to the investment process. This input focuses on the risks & opportunities ESG factors may bring when assessing a potential investment.

In addition to ESG integration, investors may look for investments that seek to achieve a positive environmental or social outcome. This can be thought of as sustainable outcomes as an output of the investment process.

This all comes under the broad banner of ‘sustainable investing’.

Sustainable investing at abrdn
We have developed our sustainable investing approach, from over 30 years of experience, starting from a focus on corporate governance to the more holistic approach we take today. ESG considerations are now an integral part of our decision making.
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Important information.

*Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

By requiring detailed sustainability-related disclosures, SFDR also seeks to avoid the ‘greenwashing’ of financial products. Greenwashing can be described as “the practice of misrepresenting sustainability-related practices or the sustainability-related features of investment products” (International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO): ‘Recommendations on Sustainability-Related Practices, Policies, Procedures and Disclosure in Asset Management’, November 2021).


We host and speak at events, to contribute thought leadership to important sustainability issues. Join us to find out more.

Sustainability Summit (25 May 2023)

This year, abrdn’s Sustainability Summit 2023, held in Singapore, envisions the future of sustainability in Asia Pacific (APAC) – where the region leads the way in advancing sustainability solutions and making real progress.

PRI in Person 2023 (3-5 Oct 2023)

abrdn will be sponsoring the Oasis rest area at the PRI in Person conference taking place in Tokyo this year. We look forward to meeting you there!

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