All of us have become increasingly aware over the past few years of our carbon footprint, the impact of the way we live our lives on the planet we inhabit. But many of us have not applied the same thinking to the impact of the way we invest.
Our focus has been on financial returns from investments to meet our goals – for now and for the next generation. Yet profit only tells half the story. To fully understand an investment we need to measure its impact on people and on the planet alongside the financial return. And, over the long-term, sustainable investment can achieve the same financial return with a more positive impact.
The actions or inactions of the companies we invest in have a major impact on the planet and also on society. Tackling global challenges like climate change and inequality requires concerted actions by all of us as individuals, by governments and by companies. Our investments collectively have an influence on the behaviour of companies.
As your wealth manager, we aim to give you the information to understand the impact, positive and negative, for people and planet of the companies you invest in. By measuring impact we can manage impact, giving you the choice to align your investments with your values - and to deliver profit with purpose.
The management of your wealth requires specialist investment expertise. Our private client team, supported by the global strength of the Schroder Group, has the knowledge and experience to help you.
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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.