Sustainable investing

Invest today, change tomorrow.

€24.6bn

AUM for SFDR* Article 8/9 funds as of Jun 2023

52 funds

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

Sustainable investing

2040

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.

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.

*Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Introduced by the European Commission (EC) and effective in March 2021, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is a disclosure regulation which requires fund managers like abrdn to provide sustainability-related information about the funds they offer. The goal is to ensure investors have the information they need to make investment decisions in line with their sustainability goals and preferences.

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