Schroders launches European Sustainable Equity Fund
Schroders is today announcing the launch of its European Sustainable Equity fund, giving investors the opportunity to harness long-term outperformance based on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors.
The fund builds on Schroders €15 billion* style-agnostic European blend strategies which are based on extensive bottom-up research, adding Schroders’ newly-developed proprietary ESG investment framework.
This method, called CONTEXT, aims to identify companies with sector-leading sustainability profiles, as well as those classified as ‘improving’, while also screening out those that derive 10% of their earnings from tobacco, weapons, fossil fuels, alcohol or gambling.
The Schroder ISF* European Sustainable Equity fund will be managed by Nicholette MacDonald-Brown, Schroders’ Co-Head of Pan-European Equity Research and Portfolio Manager, and Scott MacLennan, Fund Manager.
The fund will draw on the ESG investment expertise of Schroders’ Sustainability team, led by Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship. In total, Schroders manages $63 billion** in ethically screened mandates, representing 10.7% of the firm’s total assets under management.
Nicholette MacDonald-Brown commented:
“There is significant demand among clients for a solution that marries the best of Schroders’ European blend team with a keen focus on sustainability.
“We believe that this innovative fund, which draws on our newly-created CONTEXT investment tool, offers a compelling proposition for investors looking to harness outperformance in a sustainable way.”
Jessica Ground commented:
“Schroders’ own research has consistently demonstrated how investor appetite for investing sustainably is continuing to increase.
“This fund channels the expertise of Schroders’ Sustainability team to provide clients with an opportunity to pursue outperformance safe in the knowledge their money is invested in European companies which have a demonstrably strong or actively improving sustainability profile.”
* Schroder International Selection Fund is referred to as Schroder ISF
**As of 30 June, 2018
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