SFDR: are articles 8 and 9 fit for purpose?
The European Commission is reviewing the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. What could this mean for investors?
The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may get back less than the amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future results.
It’s easier than ever to invest in a way that has the potential to make a difference and provide a financial return. Sustainability considerations are integrated into our investment process, through taking account of ESG factors and are integral to everything we do.
Our sustainable solutions build on ESG integration to provide a range of investment capabilities designed to meet clients’ financial goals and objectives whilst allowing them to invest in a way that aligns with their values and sustainability views.
Sustainability is a growing concern for investors – that’s why we believe that understanding the full range of environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities is key to generating strong and sustainable returns whilst having a positive impact on the environment, society and the wider world.
Active ownership is a core part of sustainable investing.
Sustainable investors want their investments to reflect the risks to people and the planet more clearly than traditional investments. They want to support better business practices, and they expect links to certain industries and behaviors to be reduced or removed. Our sustainable funds invest in companies with sustainable businesses and that show superior management of ESG factors. With our sustainable funds, we avoid industries like coal or oil & gas that are deemed unsustainable.
Thematic investors want to invest in companies or other investment activities that have a positive alignment to a specific ESG theme. We design our thematic funds to help investors benefit from specific responsible investing themes such as climate change and low-carbon technologies.
Impactful investors want to invest in companies or other investment activities that intentionally deliver products or solutions that have a measurable and beneficial social or environmental impact. Our impact funds invest in companies that provide solutions, products or services that counter environmental and/or social challenges. We align some of our impact funds to recognised standards such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Funds proactively invest in sustainable companies or other investment activities with better management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. They avoid certain industries that are deemed unsustainable.
Thematic Funds aim to help investors benefit from focus on specific environmental or social themes such as climate change or sustainable technology Values focused funds reflect investors' ethical or sustainability values. These funds exclude or include certain companies based on those values.
Our impact funds invest in companies that provide solutions, products or services that counter environmental and/or social challenges. We align some of our impact funds to recognised standards such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.