Accelerating change for a better tomorrow

Real change requires a radical overhaul of the world economy. As a firm committed to building a sustainable world, we structure our investment research, company engagement, and macro stewardship activities around three key pillars: People, Earth and Climate. These represent what we believe to be the biggest sustainability challenges in the world today, namely social inequality, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Our Sustainable Transition range targets opportunities linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that support and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future towards a socially just, nature positive and net zero economy. We offer solutions across asset classes designed to deliver financial returns and a positive impact.

People

Investing in Social Transition to accelerate towards a socially just economy

Social inequality in its multiple guises such as income, race and gender pose a systemic risk to society and the wider economy.

 

Climate

Investing in Climate Transition to accelerate towards a net zero economy

The scale and urgency of change needed to address climate change and ensure global greenhouse gas emissions are aligned with a 1.5 degrees Celsius pathway will impact every part of the global economy.

 

Earth

Investing in Natural Capital Transition to accelerate towards a nature positive economy

The risks associated with biodiversity loss and the erosion of nature are frequently overlooked by the market. This often results in the mispricing of companies with significant impacts or dependences on nature.

 

Transitioning to a more sustainable future: How investors can help drive change

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How the world is financed and powered; how complex ecosystems are maintained and resources shared all need to be radically transformed. Here, we set out our approach to supporting a sustainable transition across people, climate and Earth.

Mind the gap: An estimate of climate finance needs by developing countries to fund their NDC commitments

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It is helpful to know how far we need to jump in order to land safely. Mind the gap provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the costs of climate change mitigation and adaptation commitments under the Paris Agreement for developing countries. It looks at the gaps and challenges, offering policy and institutional recommendations.

Strengths

Complex sustainability challenges cannot be addressed by investing in solutions opportunities alone. A broader transition approach is required to maximise long-term return and impact potential. Our leading approach to sustainable transition is applied consistently across asset classes and leverages the following key strengths:

Backing transition

Proprietary frameworks identify transition-focused opportunities alongside sustainability solutions.

Investing with purpose

Delivering returns and impact through capital allocation, bespoke engagement and market reform.

Specialist teams

Climate, earth and social experts working alongside portfolio managers and dedicated market reform specialists.

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Key risks

For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our strategies, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.

Investment risk

The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in currency and exchange rates. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Illiquid securities risk

Certain assets held in the strategies could, by nature, be hard to value or to sell at a desired time or at a price considered to be fair (especially in large quantities), and as a result their prices could be very volatile.

Credit risk

Bond values are affected by changes in interest rates and the bond issuer's creditworthiness. Bonds that offer the potential for a higher income typically have a greater risk of default.

Our responsible investment views