The fund invests in companies that have the explicit aim of addressing a range of societal and environmental issues the world is facing, while giving equal importance to healthy, long-term financial returns. We focus on six impact areas – three environmental and three social — in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. We invest in companies that aim to make a material, measurable, positive contribution towards these goals.
Watch our video to learn how the M&G Positive Impact Fund is investing in solutions to the greatest challenges faced by our planet and the people on it.
The value of the 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.
Our journey begins with a list of 4,000 companies which is first screened for our specific ‘investibility’ market criteria, as well as screening out companies in breach of the UN Global Compact Principles on; human rights, labour, the environment and corruption, as well as other areas like the production of tobacco and weapons. To find out more about the M&G Positive Impact Fund, take a look at our fund overview.
The fund is focused on six impact areas;
A pioneer in improving health and saving lives. 1.9 million: the patients treated worldwide with ALK-Abelló products in 2019
A leader in environmental solutions. 51m tonnes: the carbon dioxide emissions avoided and saved by Schneider Electric’s customers, as a result of using its technologies, in 2018
Innovative technology enables climate action. 10.6 GW: the electricity generating capacity of Solaredge’s photovoltaic inverters that have been installed worldwide since 2010
Like any investment, you should carefully consider if the M&G Positive Impact 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.