Social and environmental change is happening faster than ever – climate change, shifting demographics and the technology revolution are reshaping our planet. A forward looking, active investment approach is needed to comprehend and harness the impact of these forces. This means understanding how a company interacts with society and its environment, as well as analysing its profit lines and the risks posed.
Sustainable investing looks at how companies make their money, not just how much money they make. It takes into account the ways in which social and environmental trends impact companies, and also the impact that companies have on society and the environment. Schroders has been integrating environmental, social and governance considerations in our investment processes for more than 20 years.
Investors are increasingly focused on sustainability issues and are doing their bit by recycling, buying locally produced goods, considering their carbon footprint and purchasing goods from companies with a record of social responsibility. They are focused on returns, but they are also looking for their investments to provide a better outcome for society as a whole.
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