Our aim is to have a positive impact in everything we do – across every corporate and investment decision. Our decisions affect the financial future of our clients and also impact both society and the environment. That is why we channel capital into sustainable and durable businesses – we know it can accelerate positive change in the world.
But sustainability has to run deep. At Schroders, it is integrated in every investment team and each investor can draw from proprietary tools and data. Because we can rigorously vet each company we invest in, we can apply the same measurement, and values to ourselves. Our commitments to UN Global Compact and to science-based targets, reflect this. We are determined to hold ourselves to account through transparent reporting and disclosure.
Schroders is establishing a regional Centre of Excellence for Sustainability (CoES) in Singapore to enhance and accelerate our sustainability endeavours across the region, which will house a dedicated team of senior ESG specialists.
Across Asia Pacific, institutional asset owners and intermediary distribution partners alike are accelerating their pace of ESG adoption. The CoES will also house an ESG education hub, delivering specialist training to upskill the ESG capabilities of Schroders’ employees in Asia. More notably, this education hub will also be open to industry partners across the broader finance ecosystem, and will host training programs for both local and regional clients.
Schroders Singapore is one of the nine Founding Partners of the Singapore Green Finance Centre, a collaboration between Imperial College London and Singapore Management University, and supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. This is Singapore’s first institute dedicated to green finance research and talent development.
"Collectively as a group we know we can make a significant impact and steer ESG conversation forward, particularly around imperative issues such as climate change and growing the green finance sector for the region."
- Susan Soh, Head of Asia Pacific
Through subsidiary BlueOrchard, Schroders has made strides in impact investing. BlueOrchard is a leader and pioneer in the world of impact investing, having been founded in 2001 by an initiative of the United Nations to run the world’s first commercial microfinance fund. The business has operations around the world, from Switzerland to Singapore.
To support its growth in the region, BlueOrchard is centralising all Asia Pacific activities in Singapore, transforming the local operation into a key regional investment research and business hub.
As both a UK plc and a global investor, we have a fundamental role to play in decarbonising the economy
We invest heavily in our proprietary tools and data to shift the way we view and value companies
Our Co-Head of Investment leads our Sustainability Executive Committee, which oversees our sustainability strategy