Active ownership

We aim to drive change that seeks to protect and enhance the value of investments.

What is active ownership?

Social and environmental forces are reshaping societies, economies, industries and financial markets. Companies or issuers that prioritise 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, issuers and our assets to encourage more sustainable practices. By holding management to account we aim to strengthen the long term value of our investments.

Why Schroders?

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.

2022 by the numbers

These figures combine our in depth engagements with thematic campaigns, collaborative engagements and mass communications around voting season.

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73

countries

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7,000+

shareholder meetings voted

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3,400

companies engaged

Active ownership in practice

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