Corporate sustainabilityAccelerating positive change for people and the planet
Walking the talk
We apply the same values and high standards to our business that we ask of the companies we invest in.
For people and the planet
Our corporate sustainability strategy is embedded into our business, and aims to accelerate improving equality and protecting our planet’s resources.
We hold ourselves to account
Transparency is vital and we report on our plans and progress.
Discover our most recent reports and disclosures
We base our principles on international standards and societal goals
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC), we support its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
But for us, corporate sustainability is much bigger than making commitments. It’s about living up to our values through our actions. This means we can contribute to broader societal priorities, including those set out by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our strategy is shaped by our stakeholders and highlights two key areas: ‘people’ and ‘planet’.
People means driving change for the better for everyone
We’re proud of our inclusive culture, where people learn, grow, and have the tools to take care of their wellbeing. We advocate for volunteering, fundraising, and outreach among our teams in our local communities. And we champion human rights in our supply chain.
But we know there’s always more to do – and our Global Employee Forum, inclusion groups, pulse surveys, and research expertise help us keep making progress where it matters most. Find out more about our people strategy.
Planet means protecting the world’s resources and tackling climate change
Our science-based targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative and are in line with a 1.5°C trajectory. Our Climate Transition Action Plan maps out our pathway to net zero by 2050 or sooner.
As well as committing to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint from our own operations, our role as an investment manager means we can drive significant change across multiple industries and deliver value to our clients over the longer term. Find out more about our planet strategy.
We’ve been focused on sustainability for over 20 years
In that time, we’ve brought together a wealth of in-house expertise. We’re building on years of research, risk analysis and action to establish a robust view of where we are, what’s coming up and what we should do.
It’s important to us to think of everything we do through a sustainability lens - from our investment strategies to hiring new people. And we hold ourselves to account. You can visit our reporting hub to check on our progress.
93% of our people agree that we support and value our corporate responsibility role in society.
Source: Global employee pulse survey, 2021
How we’re walking the talk: 2021 in numbers
Source: Schroders, as at 31 December 2021.
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Our approach to tax
At Schroders we are committed to conducting our tax affairs in an open and transparent way. This means that we comply with all of our tax filing, tax reporting and tax payment obligations globally. We also seek to maintain good relationships with the tax authorities in the key jurisdictions in which we operate. Find out more
Our Sustainability Efforts in Singapore
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.
Singapore Green Finance Centre
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.
Advancements in impact investing
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.