Social and environmental change is happening faster than ever. Global warming, shifting demographics and the technology revolution are reshaping our planet. Against this backdrop the gap between investment winners and losers is set to widen and conventional financial analysis is likely to fall short.
Our research shows a surge in the number of investors who want to understand how their investment decisions can affect the world around them. But more investors also understand that sustainable investing can be a route to better long-term returns.
A forward-looking, fundamental investment process is needed to understand the impact of these forces, which traditional financial analysis overlooks. We go beyond understanding the business models of companies. We measure how they interact with customers, suppliers and employees. We consider the full environmental and social cost of their activities. This helps us understand the true long-term value and impact of an investment.
Schroders is a leader in sustainable investing. We are rated the No.1 Pan-European manager in this area by ShareAction, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), and have an A+ rating from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a United Nations organisation*.
We integrate our sustainability research into our investment across asset classes and geographies. It’s integral to everything we do.
Sustainability analysis is not simply a “tick-box” exercise but a way to add value through real insight. We also use engagement with companies and voting at AGMs to encourage positive change for the whole life cycle of an investment.
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*2017 Share Action Responsible Investment Survey of European Asset Managers; A+ rating: Principles for Responsible Investment 2015,2016 and 2017 assessment reports.
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