Social and environmental forces are reshaping societies, economies, industries and financial markets. Companies or issuers that prioritize good environmental, social and governance (ESG) management have the potential to deliver more value over time, both for investors as well as society.
Active ownership at Schroders means engaging with companies and issuers and our assets to encourage responsible behavior. By holding management to account we aim to strengthen the long term value of our investments.
We’ve recorded and monitored ESG engagements spanning more than 20 years. We focus on strengthening the long term health of investee businesses and assets, the number of high quality engagements, our transparency and our collaboration across different areas of expertise.
Our active ownership model empowers our investment teams to undertake high-quality engagement, leveraging their industry and company knowledge, and the relationships they have established. All our fundamental equity and credit investors must undertake a minimum number of engagements a year. This is part of what we consider good ESG integration.
Our team of ESG and impact specialists work closely with investors to analyse global risks and opportunities, to use our influence to challenge companies to change and to help channel capital into innovative new solutions around the world.
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.