More and more people want to put their investments to work to support positive changes in society and the environment, beyond the avoidance of harm associated with traditional ethical or ESG investments.
Impact investing targets those companies that are aiming to deliver solutions to the world’s most urgent problems, from climate change to social inequality, which can also have the potential to generate attractive long-term returns. At M&G, our Positive Impact team invests in quality companies producing measurable, material, positive social and/or environmental impacts.
We seek to deliver attractive returns through investments in impactful and sustainable companies. Our positive impact strategy embraces the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework and invests in companies focused on six key impact areas – three environmental and three social – mapped against the SDGs.
While we support the UN SDGs, we are not associated with the UN and our funds are not endorsed by them.
Innovative producer of immunotherapy allergy treatments and diagnostic products, seeking to alleviate the suffering of people with severe respiratory allergies and asthma.
Solar energy specialist delivering smart energy products for residential and commercial use, focused on making solar panels more efficient.
Provider of integrated telecommunication and mobile transactional services in Africa, allowing deep-reach mobile connectivity and financial inclusion for underserved communities.
The strategy is a liquid, transparent vehicle based on a solid investment process, providing widespread access to impact investment through listed equities. The strategy generally holds around 30 stocks, and reports on the impacts of those companies annually.
The strategy has a compelling dual objective, to provide a higher total return (the combination of capital growth and income) than that of the global equity market over any five-year period, and to invest in companies that have a positive societal impact through addressing the world’s major social and/or environmental challenges.
Regulators are increasingly focused on the environmental and social characteristics of businesses, with governments around the world funding green regeneration packages. We think this is creating exciting opportunities for companies that are delivering solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
The value and income from 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. There is no guarantee that a fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested