Our approach

We understand that the investments we make have far-reaching influence – not just on our clients’ financial prospects, but on the environmental and social factors which will shape those prospects (such as climate change, human rights in supply chains, and diversity and fairness across workforces). The interests of our clients and of society more widely are therefore mutually supportive, and the way in which we make investment decisions is shaped by this conviction. In seeking to honour it, we act as active, engaged asset owners in a manner that meets our responsibilities to our clients and society as a whole.

Our investment teams aim to support positive change through voting and continuing engagement with companies and other issuers, and more broadly through the development of best practices, standards and regulations. There is a growing body of evidence that companies which run their businesses for the long term, balance the interests of all stakeholders, and actively manage their risks can produce more resilient returns for shareholders.

Our range of sustainable investing strategies builds on our long heritage of active stewardship and environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused research.

Our sustainable strategies

Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.