What is the value of net zero?

Companies that cut their carbon emissions stand to become more resilient to climate risks, and more commercially successful over the long term.

Climate change is an investment risk. We believe that companies urgently need to transform their business models to collectively avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change on people and the planet and adapt to future temperature rises. That’s why we engage our investee companies to work out the most appropriate decarbonisation plan for their business models.

We believe there is value in following a net zero by 2050 trajectory plan. This contributes to future proofing companies by helping them to manage risk, capture the opportunities, and potentially deliver improved business performance. How a company responds to the challenges of climate change could be key to its bottom line.

For companies already on track to reach net zero, we continue to engage and vote as shareholders – holding them accountable for making meaningful changes and progress.

Case studies and insights

To find out more about what active ownership means at Schroders, read our Engagement Blueprint

What is active ownership?

Active ownership at Schroders means engaging with companies and issuers and our assets to encourage responsible behaviour. By holding management to account we aim to strengthen the long term value of our investments. 


Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up, and you (or your clients) might not get back what you originally invested.