Driving a nature-positive future with Kew Gardens

On 3 February 2024, the annual orchid festival at Kew Gardens returned to the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

Despite the growing recognition of nature’s importance, the unsustainable depletion of our natural resources persists. We recognise that we must, not only preserve our natural capital, but restore and enhance it. Our global economy must become not just net zero - but nature positive.

Our continued partnership with Kew Gardens, aligns with our sustainable flagship funds and more widely, Schroders’ Plan for Nature.

Kew Gardens’ iconic annual orchid festival

On 3 February 2024, the annual orchid festival at Kew Gardens returned to the Princess of Wales Conservatory. The event will take inspiration from the tropical flora and fauna of Madagascar where the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has been working since 1986.

Today, Kew has over 40 researchers based at their Madagascan research site, the Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre, where they are working with Malagasy partners and communities to protect the island’s unique floral biodiversity. The ecosystems found on Madagascar support a wide range of endemic plants and wildlife species which are found nowhere else on earth.

“We are delighted to support the invaluable work of Kew Gardens' leading scientists through our continued sponsorship of Kew's extraordinary orchid festival. Kew is home to one of the largest botanical collections in the world and supporting its research into biodiversity reflects our firm’s commitment to protecting the environment and finding nature-based solutions to climate change. I look forward to seeing what promises to be a unique display in the Princess of Wales Conservatory in early 2024.”

Mary-Anne Daly, Chief Executive, Cazenove Capital

We’re committed to a nature-positive future

Our specialist sustainable solutions are designed to promote positive outcomes for the planet. We do this by withholding capital from harmful businesses that are furthering biodiversity loss, while allocating capital to solutions to our planetary needs. We also use our influence as investors to push companies to reduce their use of natural resources.

To further improve the planetary impact of our flagship sustainable funds, we offset the carbon emissions every year. We buy carbon credits from environmental projects across the world, with a focus on reforestation and conservation of biodiverse forests. The cost of the projects is paid for by Cazenove Capital and no charge is passed on to investors.

Details of the carbon credits purchased, and projects supported can be seen at ecologi.com/cazenovecapital.

As part of Schroders, our Plan for Nature outlines our whole-business approach to managing nature-related impacts and exposures. This includes everything from research, analysis and engaging with companies to developing nature-based investment solutions. It also covers our own operations and partnering with others to achieve this shared ambition.

We aim to use our influence to limit the pace of biodiversity loss with urgency this decade. We will also seek out innovative ways to accelerate capital deployment into restoring and protecting nature directly. Read more about Our Plan for Nature.

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