DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR STRATEGY
- Established strategy built on a 30-year history of sustainable investing and innovative thought leadership
- High-conviction portfolio with companies selected for their compounding growth potential and positive impact on the environment and society
- Commitment to provide clients with high standards of engagement, transparency and measurement
INVESTING WITH POSITIVE IMPACT
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe there is a strong link between sustainable development, innovation and long term compounding growth.
Our investment framework seeks to invest in companies that have a positive impact on the environment and society; and at the same time, it helps us stay on the right side of disruption by avoiding companies we consider to be involved in activities that are harmful to the environment or society.
We believe this approach will provide clients with a persistent return source, deliver future compound growth and help mitigate downside risk.
The guiding principle of our investment philosophy evolves around: Is the world a better place because of this company?”
Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA
Head of Global Sustainable Equity |Portfolio Manager
The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term (5 years or more) by investing in companies whose products and services are considered by the Investment Manager as contributing to positive environmental or social change.
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares (also known as equities) of companies, of any size, in any industry, in any country. The Fund will avoid investing in companies (in some cases subject to thresholds) that the Investment Manager considers could contribute to environmental or societal harm, as detailed in the “Exclusionary Approach” section in the Prospectus, and invest in companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from products and services that are considered by the investment manager as contributing to positive environmental or social change and thereby have an impact on the development of a sustainable global economy.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including cash.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments) to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the MSCI World Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this can provide a useful comparator for assessing the Fund's performance. The investment manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index.
As an additional means of assessing the performance of the Fund, the IA Global sector average, which is based on a peer group of broadly similar funds, may also provide a useful comparator.
The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
Potential investors must read the prospectus, and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing.
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