When contemplating the future, we see a broader role we can play in driving change for good, contributing to people and planet. We anchored on “Making an Impact” as the theme of our 50th anniversary. In addition to investing sustainably, we strive to make a positive impact on the futures of those around us and support initiatives with lasting impact on society. Watch the video to find out how we invest beyond profit and act as a responsible corporate.
To my function, making an impact is to generate positive social and environment impacts alongside with attractive long-term financial return for our customers. In a fast moving environment, this involves active investment management and engagement with companies we invest.
We influence by how we direct capital. On climate change, there are going to be winners, losers in companies, governments and countries. Our multi-asset team looks at implications of climate change on long term returns and incorporate the results into our 30-year return forecasts.
We understand the importance and benefits of a sustainable approach to real estate investment. Environmental, Social and Governance is central to our investment approach.
Increasingly regulators all over the world are rolling out ESG related regulations, including here in Hong Kong. Initiatives include rolling out regulations to require fund managers to take climate related risks into consideration in their investment and risk management processes as well as to make appropriate disclosures to meet investors’ growing demand for climate risk information and to combat greenwashing. I see the Compliance function playing a role in enhancing the comparability, transparency and visibility of sustainable funds and the risk management processes of the firm to support the initiative.
We support the mental health of our staff in many ways. In addition to numerous workshops aimed at raising the awareness of mental health, we also introduced Mental Health First Aid training to the workplace. I can honestly say this was a fantastic and highly impactful programme to the team. Teaching us not only how to help ourselves, but also to be better equipped to help others with the challenges they face.
Schroders in Hong Kong
With a history dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, Schroders continues to be one of the 100 largest companies on the London Stock Exchange where we have been listed since 1959.
Making an impact through sustainability
Profit is only the beginning. When we invest, we should expect more than financial returns. See why it pays to look further.
Focused on driving progress and improving futures
Acting as a responsible corporate citizen is key to our success. Find out more about our approach and actions and read our latest progress update.