Now, more than ever, capital is needed at scale to advance market-based solutions to make an impact on the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Through our growing impact investment capability, we seek tangible, real-world impact alongside financial returns by investing across a broad range of asset classes, asset types and impact themes.
We assess the impact of potential impact investments against robust frameworks and employ a rigorous and thorough selection process when building impactful portfolios. Our dynamic sustainable investment strategies aim to generate long-term returns by explicitly targeting sustainability outcomes. By investing in opportunities that can accelerate the clean energy transition, break down barriers to financial inclusion and build new affordable homes to meet people’s basic needs or develop environmentally-sustainable buildings that are fit for the future, we can help to tackle global challenges such as climate change, poverty and inequality. We are equally committed to actively engaging with companies, borrowers, and issuers on various ESG and sustainability issues, pushing for greater disclosure, and increasingly, to bring about positive change over the long term.
This approach to impact investing targets investment in projects and companies that make a positive contribution across a range of environmental and social issues, so their capital can contribute to creating sustainable, resilient and inclusive economies and societies.
The aim of this strategy is to make long-term investments in companies from around the world that aim to generate a positive social and/or environmental impact alongside a financial return.
By incorporating ESG and positive impact considerations in our approach to selecting investments, this flexible multi-asset strategy aims to generate sustainably achieved and attractive total returns over the long term.