Delivering positive social outcomes
Social inequality – such as through income, race and gender – poses a systemic risk to society and the wider economy. COVID-19 has put a spotlight on social inequality, which will lead to an acceleration of regulatory action and increased awareness from consumers. However, we believe companies that are changing their business models and practices to deal with social and regulatory change should see beneficial performance.
Our Sustainable Transition Fund range targets opportunities linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that support and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. Through the Social Transition Global Equity Fund, we invest in and engage with companies that are driving fundamental changes toward a more socially just and equitable society and economy. We take a unique and innovative approach to address the needs of investors seeking two objectives:
Social inequality requires systemic change. We go beyond a simple solutions approach and aim to maximise our potential to deliver capital growth and impact objectives. We try to avoid significant harm by excluding companies that do not meet minimum social principles, invest in companies that meet key social needs, and invest in and engage with transition-oriented companies managing their impact on society to drive further positive change.
The social transition
Recognising that being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do and pays off is something investors and the financial community need to think harder about, argue Vaidehee Sachdev and Matt Kirby.
Social Transition Global Equity strategy
Aviva Investors Social Transition Global Equity Fund
This strategy aims to deliver long-term capital growth by investing in companies globally that either provide solutions to social inequality or transitioning their business models to manage their social impact, while avoiding those that do not meet minimum social criteria.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
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Explore our equities range
A diverse range of UK equity investment solutions backed by a highly experienced team of portfolio managers and a dynamic, forward-looking investment process.
Our range of strategies is underpinned by a robust process designed to meet clients' objectives across capital growth and income.
Global emerging market equities
A range of strategies that offer investors specialist exposure to a rapidly growing asset class, with portfolios targeting income and smaller companies.
Covering both continental and pan-European regions, our range of equity funds focus on identifying companies with improving fundamentals.
Climate Transition Equities
A range of strategies investing in companies that can play a major role in the transition to a low-carbon world.