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.
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.
Transition strategies in focus
Social Transition Global Equity
An equity strategy seeking positive social outcomes while delivering long-term capital growth.
Natural Capital Transition Global Equity
An equity strategy seeking positive environmental outcomes while delivering long-term capital growth.
Climate Transition Equities
A range of strategies investing in companies that can play a major role in the transition to a low-carbon world.
Climate Transition Credit
A strategy seeking long-term, consistent excess returns and positive climate outcomes.
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:
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our strategies, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
A globally integrated team with extensive experience
Senior GRI Analyst, Climate Specialist
Senior ESG Analyst & Earth Pillar Lead
Impact Analyst - Social Pillar Lead
Chief Investment Officer, Liquid Markets
Chief Investment Officer, Real Assets
Head of Equities
Head of Credit
Managing Director, Infrastructure
The world is too interconnected to think small
Building a more sustainable future takes a wider, more meaningful, and joined-up approach.
It takes commitment and partnership across the interconnected challenges facing People, Climate, and Earth.
Making a difference through director accountability
9 Jun 2022
Tackling sustainable issues takes holding directors personally responsible for their company's sustainability failures.
Making a difference with natural carbon removal
9 Jun 2022
Going down a more direct path to net zero takes investing in the power of natural solutions.
Making a difference in corporate sustainable transition
9 Jun 2022
Moving towards a more sustainable world takes investing in companies transitioning towards more sustainable practices.
Making a difference on antimicrobial resistance
9 Jun 2022
Supporting antibiotic development takes a powerful financial coalition lobbying for reform at the G7.
Making a difference in the use of hazardous chemicals
9 Jun 2022
Reducing the damage caused by hazardous chemicals takes holding chemical companies to account through public rankings.
Our responsible investment views
Investing in a just transition to net zero: A Q&A with Nick Robins
30 Jun 2022
Reaching net zero by 2050 will require significant injections of capital. But it is also an opportunity to rethink social relationships, as Professor Nick Robins explains.
Supply chains, painkillers and gene editing: ESG risks in pharma
29 Jun 2022
Reflecting on ESG risks in the pharmaceutical industry, Sora Utzinger discusses supply chains and counterfeit medicines, access to painkillers, and the ethics of gene editing.
What does the data say? Biodiversity loss: From horror to hope
24 Jun 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we explore the world of biodiversity.
ESG investing: Lasting lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine
23 Jun 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to ESG receiving widespread flak. While much of the criticism is unjustified, the episode underlines how many issues related to ESG are complex and involve trade-offs. Investment approaches may need fine tuning, especially if the geopolitical landscape continues to change so rapidly.
Antimicrobial resistance: Q&A with Dame Sally Davies
10 Jun 2022
Resistance to antibiotics is already killing millions. Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, spoke to AIQ on the latest developments to counter antimicrobial resistance Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the UK and globally.
The AIQ Podcast: Investing towards a new social contract
9 Jun 2022
As life returns to some form of normality, governments are free to move their focus from COVID-19 to left-behind communities and delivering a just transition. This is important to secure long-term economic outcomes, but also comes with investment opportunities and risks.
Deep water: Ten threats to marine ecosystems
8 Jun 2022
Our air, weather, food, the health of diverse marine life and millions of jobs all depend on the ocean. But we have not done well as custodians of marine ecosystems. Here, we set out ten ways where human actions threaten the health of an essential environment.
Levelling up: Investing towards a new social contract
17 May 2022
As we learn to live with COVID-19, focus is returning to delivering a just transition. This is important to secure long-term investment outcomes, but also presents direct opportunities.
Life force: Why nature matters
12 May 2022
Growing awareness that natural systems are stressed or even close to breakdown is prompting asset managers to look closely at nature-based risks and investee companies to understand their environmental impacts and dependencies.
Why investors must act now on the biodiversity crisis
26 Apr 2022
The concepts of biodiversity and ‘natural capital’ have been largely ignored by business and finance until recently. Investors are now starting to take the issue seriously and build it into their thinking.
Disney’s tales of diversity: Creative lessons on developing and identifying talent
13 Apr 2022
Middle managers need to up their diversity, equity and inclusion game. They must think harder about roles models, succession planning, psychological safety and team dynamics to harness untapped human potential, explains Apiramy Jeyarajah.
The challenge of delivering net zero
11 Apr 2022
Financial services businesses have begun the complex businesses of working out how to deliver on their net-zero ambitions and play their part in tackling climate change.
Facing up to the ESG backlash
6 Apr 2022
Asset managers must better explain how ESG can improve investment returns and make the world a better place. Clear guidance to help investors choose between funds is also required.
Back to nature: Why we must act now on the biodiversity crisis
31 Mar 2022
In an age of mass extinctions, policymakers, businesses and financial institutions are beginning to acknowledge the risks associated with biodiversity loss, along with the opportunities that arise from nature-positive solutions.
Power to the people: The moral and investment case for human rights
30 Mar 2022
Healthy and happy employees, consumers, and communities are all critical ingredients in a company’s long-term success. Investors have a key responsibility in ensuring the rights of these groups are respected.
Now for the hard part…..The challenge of delivering net zero
29 Mar 2022
More than one fifth of the world’s largest listed companies have committed to net-zero targets, but few have detailed roadmaps to get there. Mirza Baig considers the challenges for investors managing transition pathways.