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Sustainable Food and Water

Investing in food and water systems for a sustainable future

Schroder ISF Global Sustainable Food and Water

Providing focused thematic exposure to the transition to a more sustainable and healthier food system

This article 9 fund invests in multiple investable markets, from farm to fork, including sustainable agriculture, healthy eating and recyclable packaging.

ESG & sustainability overlay: all companies are aligned with one of the UN SDGs relating to climate, health and food.

Building a sustainable food and water fund

In order to create a food and water system that will be sustainable to feed a global population of over 10 billion by 2050, major investment is required across the whole food and water system. The fund breaks them down into six focus areas.

 Water management: water treatment; water infrastructure and utilities; water recycling

 Agricultural equipment: advanced farming equipment and technologies; food processing and testing

Agricultural inputs: biotech fertilisers and advanced seeds; animal welfare, crop protection and pest control

Food production and processingsustainable farming and fishing; healthy food and drink production

 Packing distribution and recycling: food trading, transport and storage; sustainable packaging

 Food retail: sustainable food stores, restaurants and services

Investment process

Risk Considerations

  • Sustainability Risk Factor: The fund has the objective of sustainable investment. This means it may have limited exposure to some companies, industries or sectors and may forego certain investment opportunities, or dispose of certain holdings, that do not align with its sustainability criteria chosen by the investment manager. The fund may invest in companies that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor.
  • Currency risk: The fund may lose value as a result of movements in foreign exchange rates.
  • Derivatives risk: Derivatives may be used to manage the portfolio efficiently. A derivative may not perform as expected, may create losses greater than the cost of the derivative and may result in losses to the fund.
  • Emerging Markets & Frontier risk: Emerging markets, and especially frontier markets, generally carry greater political, legal, counterparty, operational and liquidity risk than developed markets.
  • Liquidity risk: In difficult market conditions, the fund may not be able to sell a security for full value or at all. This could affect performance and could cause the fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares.
  • Operational risk: Operational processes, including those related to the safekeeping of assets, may fail. This may result in losses to the fund.
  • Performance risk: Investment objectives express an intended result but there is no guarantee that such a result will be achieved. Depending on market conditions and the macro economic environment, investment objectives may become more difficult to achieve.
  • IBOR: The transition of the financial markets away from the use of interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative reference rates may impact the valuation of certain holdings and disrupt liquidity in certain instruments. This may impact the investment performance of the fund.

Important information:
This document does not constitute an offer to anyone, or a solicitation by anyone, to subscribe for shares of Schroder International Selection Fund (the “Company”). Nothing in this document should be construed as advice and is therefore not a recommendation to buy or sell shares. An investment in the Company entails risks, which are fully described in the prospectus.
Subscriptions for shares of the Company can only be made on the basis of its latest Key Investor Information Document and prospectus, together with the latest audited annual report (and subsequent unaudited semi-annual report, if published), copies of which can be obtained, free of charge, from Schroder Investment Management (Europe) S.A.
Schroders may decide to cease the distribution of any fund(s) in any EEA country at any time but we will publish our intention to do so on our website, in line with applicable regulatory requirements.
The fund has the objective of sustainable investment within the meaning of Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on Sustainability-related Disclosures in the Financial Services Sector (the “SFDR”).
Any reference to sectors/countries/stocks/securities are for illustrative purposes only and not a recommendation to buy or sell any financial instrument/securities or adopt any investment strategy.
Past Performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated.
The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
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