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Impact investing

Impact investing strategies aim to invest in solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, from climate change to social inequality. These investments should deliver intentional, measurable positive impacts, while also looking to generate a financial return.

At M&G Investments, our public equity impact strategies invest in companies providing solutions across six key environmental and social impact areas. These are Climate action, Environmental solutions, Circular economy, Better health, Saving lives, Better work and education, and Social inclusion.

Our private asset impact investing strategies target positive social and environmental outcomes by investing in impactful private equity, credit and real assets. Through the responsAbility business, we also manage a range of strategies focusing on climate finance, financial inclusion and sustainable food, specifically directing investment into areas where capital is scarce, often in emerging markets.

Find out more about our public equity impact funds.

Sustainable investing

Our sustainable investing strategies seek to mitigate negative impacts on the environment and society and will allocate towards investments that are expected to make a positive contribution to environmental and social objectives.

They do this by investing in a variety of public and private asset classes, including equities, fixed income, multi-asset and real assets. One of our private asset sustainable investment strategies is M&G Catalyst, which allocates up to £5 billion of capital towards innovative, privately-owned businesses working to create a more sustainable world.

Find out more about our sustainable public asset funds.

ESG Enhanced strategies

Our ESG Enhanced equity and fixed income strategies aim to mitigate negative environmental and social impacts. To achieve this, they exclude certain harmful sectors and business activities, such as tobacco and controversial weapons, while integrating ESG factors in the investment process.

Find out more about our ESG Enhanced public asset funds.

All of our impact and sustainable strategies comply with the M&G Investments Coal Policy.

The value of a 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. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. We are unable to give financial advice. If you are unsure about the suitability of your investment, speak to your financial adviser. The views expressed in this document should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast.

The content of this page reflects M&G’s present opinions reflecting current market conditions. They are subject to change without notice and involve a number of assumptions which may not prove valid. All information included in this page has been written for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation to invest into any security, strategy or investment product. Information given in this document has been obtained from, or based upon, sources believed by us to be reliable and accurate although M&G does not accept liability for the accuracy of the contents.