SCHRODERS: INVESTING IS GOOD FOR YOU AND FOR OTHERS.

We are one of the world’s leading international investment companies.

We have been helping individuals, families and institutions achieve their financial goals and prepare for the future by actively and responsibly managing their investments for more than two centuries and seven generations.

We fearlessly affirm the scope of our ambitions: sustainability has been part of our DNA for over 20 years and will continue to be so.

It is no coincidence that we have achieved the highest rating (A+) for six consecutive years in the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment, and the Advanced level in the Morningstar ESG Commitment Level assessment.

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Creating a better future by investing responsibly

Finance has a key role to play in responding to the social challenges of the century, such as the fight against climate change and the transition to a decarbonised economy.

As we invest in financial markets around the world, we are deeply aware of the responsibility we have: that’s why we encourage the companies of which we are shareholders, but also our peers, clients and the entire industry to engage in sustainable practices and the goal of zero emissions.”

Impact

Risk and return are no longer enough: sustainability is the third dimension of investment.Sustainable investing means not only analysing the profitability of a company, but also assessing its interaction with society and the environment and being able to measure its impact on the planet. It is not just a question of ethics or ecology. Being sustainable also has an impact on portfolio performance, because it means focusing on companies with greater profitability potential: socially responsible companies have proven to be better positioned to grow in the long term.

Active shareholding
Sustainability means selecting virtuous companies, but also behaving actively towards them. As shareholders, we look not only at what they do, but also at how they do it day by day, and act accordingly: we participate in company decisions and exercise our voting rights in the interests of investors, the company itself and society as a whole.

The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
In late 2020, we joined 29 other global investment firms – collectively responsible for more than $9 trillion in assets under management – to launch the ”Net Zero Asset Managers” initiative. With this commitment, we will contribute to the goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in line with global efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. The initiative envisages working with our clients and the companies we invest in to achieve zero emissions for 100% of our portfolios under management by 2050, with an interim target to be reviewed every 5 years.

Our commitment with the UN
In 2020, we also joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s first initiative dedicated to corporate sustainability, which invites companies to align their activities and strategies with ten internationally agreed principles. These principles are reflected in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals which aim to eradicate extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet.

Our numbers
Founded in 1804, listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1959 and part of the FTSE 100 Index, we manage over €578 billion in assets. We have 42 investment teams and more than 5,000 professionals in 37 locations globally, enabling us to stay close to our clients, understand their needs and contribute responsibly to a better future.

Source: Schroders, as of 30 June 2020; PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) annual reports 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

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