Profit is only the beginning. When we invest, we should expect more than financial returns.
See why it pays to look further.
The way we direct capital not only shapes the financial returns we may achieve, but also the type of impact we have on the world.
Sustainable companies can have a positive impact on society and the environment. What’s more, their business models are more resilient and better placed to support long-term growth. So sustainable investing makes both investment and social sense.
Sustainability takes investing further than the traditional relationship between risk and return. A third dimension – impact risk – needs to be embedded into the investment process. Only by considering these three pillars together can we uncover an asset’s real investment potential and help to achieve the best outcomes for your clients.
Sustainable investing looks at both a company’s profits and how it generates them. This involves a fundamental shift in how companies are viewed and valued. Understanding the impact they have on society and the planet is crucial in determining their true costs. This is because negative activities are risks that can translate into a financial cost to a company. Identifying these risks means we can calculate their impact-adjusted profits.
This is the foundation of how we invest. Alongside risk and return, we consider a third dimension – impact risk – which is embedded into our investment process. Only by considering these three pillars together can we uncover a company’s real investment potential.
Your capital is at risk with investing.
impactIQ is our set of tools that measure the impact that companies have on society and the environment. Used as part of our investment process, impactIQ examines the externalities of companies, the risks that unsustainable practices pose to their business, as well as their overall alignment with the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Active ownership is a core part of sustainable investing. A regular and active dialogue with business leaders provides us with an extra dimension of understanding of how a company operates and its intentions. This is something that financial data alone cannot identify. We engage with the companies we invest in to help them transition towards a more sustainable business model.
Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 38 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
*Schroder International Selection Fund will be referred to as Schroder ISF throughout this website
Collective investment schemes are generally medium to long-term investments.
The value of participatory interests or the investment may go down as well as up.
Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.
Collective investment schemes are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending.
A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available on request from the manager
The manager does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio
The performance is calculated for the portfolio. The individual investor performance may differ as a result of initial fees, the actual investment date, the date of reinvestment and dividend withholding tax. All fund performance data are on a NAV to NAV basis, net income reinvested and net of ongoing charges and transaction costs. Data is not available for the time periods with no % growth stated. In case a share class is created after the fund's launch date, a simulated past performance is used, based upon the performance of an existing share class within the fund, taking into account the difference in the ongoing charges and the portfolio transaction costs, and including the impact of any performance fees if applicable.
Annualised return is the weighted average compound growth rate over the period measured.