Sustainable Investment Report Q3 2020
Our sustainable investment team’s latest report includes an update on our engagements and voting, insight into the EU’s Green Deal, and progress on themes such as gender diversity.
In this quarter's Sustainable Investment Report, we look at six ways in which the corporate sector will have to change in the face of Covid-19. We explore what the EU Green Deal means for businesses and how investors can measure the impact of their investments.
We also explore some of the key trends we saw over this last proxy voting season and look back at the engagement we have had with Amazon and how this led to our decision to use our voice and vote against management in the 2020 AGM.
Meanwhile, our latest annual Schroders Global Investor Study shows just how important sustainable investing is to investors around the world. This year respondents told us that their values increasingly drive their investment decisions and that social responsibility is the most important area for companies to focus on. It is simply a matter of time before these preferences start to drive significant asset flows into sustainable investments.
As this happens, investors will increasingly ask how they can measure the impact of their investments. We have developed a tool, SustainEx, to help investors do this. It quantifies social and environmental impacts across individual companies, industries and geographies. In this report, we share details on the tool and how it is used by investors.
Finally, we share an update on some of our recent engagements on gender diversity, an area that’s long been a focus for us at Schroders. Diversity brings new ideas and experiences. People learn from each other and by having different ideas and perspectives we can find better solutions to the problems we face. We believe the value of diversity will also enhance a company’s long-term success.
You can access the Sustainable Investment Report Q3 2020 here.
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