Profit is only the beginning.
We look forward, so you know who to back.
The way we direct capital not only shapes the financial returns we achieve but also the type of impact we have on the world.
Sustainable companies not only have a positive impact on society and the environment but we believe their business models are more resilient and better placed to support long-term growth. So sustainable investing can makes both investment and social sense.
Sustainability seeks to takes investing further than the traditional relationship between risk and return. A third dimension – impact risk – is embedded into the investment process. By considering these three pillars together, we believe we can uncover an asset’s real potential profitability and achieve the best outcomes for your clients.
While there is no standard definition, a quality job is broadly defined as one that meets an employees basic needs by paying a living wage, providing comprehensive benefits, reliable schedules, the ability for engagement, as well as equal opportunities in career development. Treating employees as assets, not liabilities, is crucial to maximizing profitability and operational efficiencies.
Sustainable investing looks not only at what profits a company generates but how it generates them. This involves a fundamental shift in how companies are viewed and valued. We believe that a company's activities can present risks that may translate into financial costs. Identifying these risks and opportunities means we can seek to calculate their impact-adjusted profits and real potential profitability.
impactIQ is our set of tools that aims to measure the impact that companies have on society and the environment. They examine the externalities of companies, the risks that unsustainable practices pose to their business, as well as their overall alignment with the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Active ownership is a core part of sustainable investing. An ongoing dialogue with company leadership provides us with an extra dimension of understanding a company's operations, and enables us to help them transition towards a more sustainable, and therefore more profitable, business model.
Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 37 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.