Sustainable investment

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are integrated into our investment decisions to both find opportunities and avoid risks. But we can go much further, tailoring portfolios that align with your values and invest for impact.

The world is changing at pace. Climate change, shifting demographics and technology are reshaping our planet and society. These shifts cannot be ignored.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration is central to our investment process. We believe those companies that can adapt and thrive in a climate of rapid social and environmental change will be more successful long-term. Careful consideration of material ESG issues helps to inform our investment decisions to identify opportunities and minimise risks.

We work with a team of specialists and proprietary tools from Schroders Group to help us appraise the companies that we invest in. Our sustainability team has over 20 years of experience integrating ESG into our everyday investment management process, with over £750 billion now invested this way.

Delivering profit with purpose

Many clients choose to go further, and invest in ways that actively look to solve the world’s biggest challenges, whilst positively influencing both people and planet.

For these clients, we manage our sustainable investment portfolios. We work to understand your values and how to best reflect them in your investment strategy. You have a direct say on how your wealth can work - aligning your portfolio with your values, without sacrificing financial returns.

Our sustainable investment strategies avoid harmful and controversial industries, whilst drive progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

Download our environmental, social & governance (ESG) policy

Drawing on the insights and influence of a global leader in sustainability

Cazenove Capital’s sustainable investment specialists work closely with experts from the Schroders Group to develop sustainable investment solutions.

As part of Schroders, we are A+ rated by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment and are a Tier 1 signatory to the UK Stewardship Code. Schroders has 22 dedicated environmental, social and governance specialists with over 140 years of combined investment experience, providing unparalleled expertise and research.

In January 2020, we committed to being carbon neutral. We are also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact’s principles for sustainably managed businesses. We also support communities and charities through our improving futures campaign.

Our Climate Transition Action Plan

We believe that strong financial returns and meeting climate commitments go hand-in-hand. Our Climate Transition Action Plan outlines how we intend to transition to net zero by 2050 or sooner, integrating climate considerations into all that we do.

Sustainability and Impact Annual Report 2022

Our third annual Sustainability and Impact Report explores how we invest to achieve better outcomes for people and the planet while targeting attractive financial returns to meet your investment goals.

Measuring impact

Investors increasingly want to quantify the impact their holdings have on society and the environment. 

Our adopted Impact Management Framework enables us to choose investments that aim to create positivise change, by setting our intention and taking actions, to deliver impact. As part of this framework, we have our award winning* impact measurement tool, SustainEx. This allows us to quantify the costs that companies would face if their negative or positive impacts on the world around them were priced.

We measure the impact of your investments on people and the planet. We can quantify the carbon footprint of your portfolio, for example, and help you reduce it. We can also put a monetary value on the social benefits – and costs – that your portfolio generates.

Download the latest sustainability report

Do you know the impact of your investments?

Did you know that studies have shown that investing your savings in a sustainable portfolio could have significantly more impact on reducing your carbon footprint than eating less meat, using public transport, reducing water use and flying less?

We need to act now to prevent irreparable damage to our planet. We can choose whether to be part of the problem, or part of the solution.

Calculate the carbon footprint of your investments with our free online tool.

Contact us

To discuss your wealth management requirements, or to find out more about our services, please contact us below.

The value of your investments and the income received from them can fall as well as rise. You may not get back the amount you invested.