The long-term success of a company is built on a complex ecosystem of sustainable behaviours that, when done right, creates real value both for the company and further afield.
*Schroder International Selection Fund is referred to as Schroder ISF.
A detailed assessment of sustainability is incorporated into our research process via our proprietary Sustainability Quotient (SQ) framework. This is an in-depth, forward-looking, qualitative assessment of the long-term sustainability of a company’s business model and growth prospects based on stakeholder relationships. This helps us identify ‘good’ companies that are also good investments.
A genuine collaboration between the Schroders’ Global & International Equity and Sustainability Teams, leveraging the strength of Schroders’ fundamental research resources and expertise on sustainability and stewardship. We build upon the work by the Schroders dedicated Sustainability team, who conduct top-down thematic research across areas, such as climate change, the use of plastics and cybersecurity, that complements the bottom-up research carried out by the team
Sustainable investing is as much about how we own companies as it is about those we choose to buy. As long-term shareholders, we regard ourselves as an active owner of the companies in which we invest. Engagement is therefore central to the strategy’s approach; we believe we can make positive changes to company practices and serve to improve shareholder returns and broader societal outcomes.
Global Sustainable Growth
"The symbiotic relationship between a company and its stakeholders implies a notion of ‘corporate karma’ that can help a socially responsible business thrive in the long term."
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Source: Fitch Ratings, as at 16 June 2021.