Understanding sustainable investment and ESG investment terms

In this brochure, we lay out Schroders’ view of the landscape of activities, strategies that fall under the broad umbrella of sustainability and “ESG”, and our assessment of the terms most commonly associated with each.


Over the last decade, sustainability has become an increasingly crucial aspect of investing. Institutional asset owners began to ask about managers’ credentials in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations a decade ago and these discussions have now become a standard feature of our interactions. Retail investors have also shown an appetite for products that recognize and reflect the relationship between their investments and an ever more challenging social and environmental backdrop.

The full document is available as a pdf below.

The views and opinions contained herein are those of Schroders’ investment teams and/or Economics Group, and do not necessarily represent Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.’s house views. These views are subject to change. This information is intended to be for information purposes only and it is not intended as promotional material in any respect.