As long-term investors, we are focused on identifying companies that are intelligently driving sustainable outcomes. We typically look for founders and management teams that have high governance standards and whose interests are well-aligned with minority shareholders.
We have always believed that sustainability challenges and opportunities are a core part of investment fundamentals and can have an outsized impact on a company’s returns. We actively seek to invest in businesses whose sustainable practices and products are able to meet the world’s changing expectations.
As allocators of capital and stewards of our clients’ assets, we recognise that the decisions we make as investors can influence the nature and speed of the transition to a low carbon global economy.
There are a number of industries that we either exclude in their entirety or where we apply thresholds. Applying thresholds affords us the opportunity to engage with the company on parts of their business that are less sustainable than others.
To the extent this website contains any measurements or data related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, these measurements or data are estimates based on information sourced by the relevant investment team from third parties including portfolio companies and such information may ultimately prove to be inaccurate.
To the extent this material contains any ESG related commitments or targets, such commitments or targets are current as of the date of this publication. They have been formulated by the relevant First Sentier Investors (FSI) investment team in accordance with either internally developed proprietary frameworks or are otherwise, based on the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) Paris Aligned Investment Initiative framework. The commitments and targets are based on information and representations made to the relevant investment teams by portfolio companies (which may ultimately prove not be accurate), together with assumptions made by the relevant investment team in relation to future matters such as government policy implementation in ESG and other climate-related areas, enhanced future technology and the actions of portfolio companies (all of which are subject to change over time). As such, achievement of the commitments and targets set out on this website depend on the ongoing accuracy of such information and representations as well as the realisation of such future matters. FSI will report on progress made towards achieving these targets on an annual basis in its Climate Change Action Plan. The commitments and targets set out on this website are continuously reviewed by the relevant investment teams and subject to change without notice.