Beyond ProfitProfit is only the beginning. When we invest, we should expect more than financial returns. See why it pays to look further.
Make an impact
Your investments have the power to shape a more sustainable world
What matters to you
You can align your investments with your values and drive change where you want
We engage with companies to ensure they are managed in a sustainable way
Make an impact through sustainable investing
The way we direct capital not only shapes the financial returns we may achieve, but also the type of impact we have on the world.
Sustainable companies can have a positive impact on society and the environment. What’s more, their business models are more resilient and better placed to support long-term growth. So sustainable investing makes both investment and social sense.
Why is sustainable investing important?
Sustainable investing looks at both a company’s profits and how it generates them. This involves a fundamental shift in how companies are viewed and valued. Understanding the impact they have on society and the planet is crucial in determining their true costs. This is because negative activities are risks that can translate into a financial cost to a company. Identifying these risks means we can calculate their impact-adjusted profits.
This is the foundation of how we invest. Alongside risk and return, we consider a third dimension – impact risk – which is embedded into our investment process. Only by considering these three pillars together can we uncover a company’s real investment potential.
Your capital is at risk with investing.
How do you measure impact?
We have developed SchrodersIQ, our set of tools that can measure the impact that companies, bond issuers and even governments have on society and the environment. These tools enrich our research process and enable us to examine the externalities of different assets, the risks that unsustainable practices pose, as well as their overall alignment with specific sustainable themes.
What is active ownership?
We engage with the companies we invest in to help them transition towards a more sustainable business model. Active ownership is a core part of sustainable investing. A regular and active dialogue with business leaders provides us with an extra dimension of understanding of how a company operates and its intentions. This is something that financial data alone cannot identify.
“We believe sustainability is about making a positive impact with everything we do, from how we act as a corporate to the investments we make on behalf of our clients.”
Expect more than returns
Giving you choice on how to approach sustainable investing and the type of impact you wish to target.
Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up, and you (or your clients) might not get back what you originally invested.