Climate Change Investing

Climate change is the biggest challenge for the planet in the years and decades to come. We believe companies that recognise the threats and embrace the challenges early, or that form part of the solution to combat climate change, will ultimately outperform the broader market. 

Schroder ISF Global Climate Change Equity is an actively managed, thematic fund that invests in companies that will be positively impacted by efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy.

Our world is changing

The earth’s surface is warming up at a never before seen rate. It is now clear that climate change poses grave environmental risks, but we are only just starting to understand the potential social and economic effects.

Many governments around the world have committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. But action to bring down greenhouse gases to combat climate change must accelerate if we are to meet global climate change goals:


Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rises to 2°C above the pre-industrial baseline.


Current long-run temperature rise estimates. Find out more about the Schroders Climate Progress Dashboard here.


Reduction of greenhouse gases per capita by 2050 is needed to meet the 2°C limit. To do so, a radical change in the structure of the global economy is required.

A climate for opportunity

An 80% reduction in greenhouse gases will require investments of around US$2tn a year into products and services that will help us transition towards a low-carbon future. This equates to US$20tn over the next decade - the value of the US economy. 

The good news is that this transition is already happening now. It is increasingly clear that capital will flow more readily to businesses and industries which align with a net zero 2050 commitment, or better. Climate change investing is your chance as an investor to benefit from this transformation and capture the potential returns arising from it

Source: New Scientist, Carbon Brief, IPCC

Identifying the climate change winners

New innovations to bring down greenhouse gases, while creating new sustainable growth and jobs, already exist today.

This video highlights the investment themes that we believe will flourish as we move towards a low-carbon economy. Companies that align with these themes will benefit from climate change.

About the fund

Schroder ISF Global Climate Change Equity is your chance to back the companies set to grow as we transition to a low-carbon economy. Begin your climate change investing journey today. 

Meet the fund managers

Simon Webber is currently a Global Equity Portfolio Manager at Schroders. He developed the philosophy and investment universe behind the Schroder Global Climate Change strategy, and has co-managed the fund since its launch in 2006.

Isabella Hervey-Bathurst is Portfolio Manager/ Global Sector Specialist at Schroders, and provides research support for the Global Climate Change strategy. She joined Schroders in 2014 on the Global and International Equities team.

Ready to begin your climate change investing journey?

Visit one of our distributor sites or contact your relationship manager to invest in the Schroder ISF Global Climate Change Equity.

A to Z of Climate Change Terms

We've put together a glossary of key climate change terms for investors who want to contribute to solutions needed to solve the global warming challenge.

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Schroders' Commitment to Net Zero

Schroders has joined 29 other managers representing more than USD9 trillion of assets in launching the Net Zero Asset Managers Initative which supports the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, or sooner. 

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Sustainability Capabilities

Social and environmental change is happening faster than ever. A forward-looking, active investment approach is needed to comprehend the impact of these forces.

Find out how Schroders combines sustainability insights with world-class investment expertise to deliver better outcomes for clients and society as a whole.