The M&G Climate Solutions Fund is designed to deliver both financial returns for investors and a positive impact for the planet. We aim to do this by investing in companies that we believe can deliver solutions to the challenge of climate change.
We focus on three main impact areas – clean energy, green technology and the promotion of a circular economy – that present a breadth of long-term opportunities for investors.
The fund embraces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a universally recognised articulation of the most pressing challenges facing people and the planet. We look to invest in companies that are making a material, measurable and positive contribution towards any of the six key SDGs that relate to climate change.
The investment team start by "screening out" companies that are seen as unsuitable for the fund. They exclude companies in breach of the UN Global Compact Principles on human rights, labour, the environment or corruption, as well as those in the business of coal mining or the extraction of oil or gas, among others
The fund focuses on three impact areas;
Established in 2006, SolarEdge are a global leader in smart energy technology. As experts in their field they have changed the way power is harvested and managed in photovoltaic systems - a renewable energy technology which transforms the energy from the sun into electricity using photovoltaics. More commonly known as solar panels, they provide a reliable green energy solution to homes and businesses. The SolarEdge intelligent inverter solution maximizes power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar panels. Through their world-class engineering capabilities, and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress.
ROCKWOOL is the leading supplier of fire resilient stone wool insulation. From classrooms to stadiums, land to landmarks, since their first stone wool production in 1937 to the extensive range of solutions they supply today, ROCKWOOL Group products have evolved to enhance many aspects of modern life. “The ROCKWOOL Group’s product portfolio is perfectly placed to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges. From energy consumption to noise pollution, water scarcity to flooding, our solutions help our customers address many of the big issues of modern living. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint along the way.” Jens Birgersson CEO ROCKWOOL Group.
Brambles is a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP brand. As a pioneer of the sharing economy, Brambles is one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses. Its circular business model perpetuates the share and reuse of the world’s largest pool of reusable pallets and containers. This enables Brambles to serve its customers while minimising the impact on the environment and improving the efficiency and safety of supply chains around the world. Brambles capitalises on its unique position in the supply chain to enable customer collaboration and address sustainable development challenges, such as optimising transport networks, addressing food waste and promoting sustainable use of the world’s forests.
Like any investment, you should carefully consider if the M&G Climate Solutions Fund fits with your personal aims and objectives before investing. Importantly, you should also check that the profile of the fund matches your own investment timeframe and appetite for risk and reward.
The value of any fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.