Profit is only the beginning. When we invest, we should expect more than financial returns.
See why it pays to look further.
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.
We all have the power to help create a sustainable and more prosperous world for all through our role in the financial system by allocating capital to areas that deliver both social and investment value.
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.
We've put together a comprehensive list of sustainability terms to help you on your journey to sustainable investing.
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 engage with the companies we invest in to help them transition towards a more sustainable business model.
Want to know how we approach Sustainability at Schroders, including how each of our investment teams incorporates ESG into their investment process?