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.
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
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.
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.
Climate change is going to impact every company, so we look for opportunities across a global, well-diversified opportunity set rather than limit ourselves to particular sectors.
We invest across a broad universe linked to five themes: clean energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, environmental resources and low carbon leaders.Fund prices and performance Fund brochure
An active approach to managing the sustainability risks is no longer optional - it is essential. Having said that, it is also very difficult. At Schroders, we've developed a platform called ImpactIQ which enables investors to understand the direct impact their investments are having on society and the environment. Our fund managers and analysts use the data generated by impactIQ’s tools to interact more closely with companies on how they are managing sustainability challenges.
This also gives them the best opportunity to pick winning companies and ultimately, potentially deliver better returns for you.Our proprietary climate change tools
The fund has been successfully running since 2007 and is one of the pioneers in its field. It benefits from the expertise of investment professionals with experience in sectors like technology, energy and utilities; exactly the ones set to be impacted by climate change. We also have a dedicated sustainability team who understand the science of climate change and how it links to economic trends.Meet the team
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.
Visit one of our distributor sites or contact your relationship manager to invest in the Schroder ISF Global Climate Change Equity.
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.
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.