Why sustainability matters
We have noticed the shift. Individuals are increasingly opting for more sustainable choices in their daily lives, and this can range from reusable shopping bags to plant-based meat substitutes1 and even electric vehicles.
Companies are factoring in sustainability, such as incorporating goals to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and reduce waste. Some governments are also making policy decisions to help transit to a low-carbon economy. From consumers to policymakers, many economic actors are taking sustainability into consideration, and this is creating a wide range of investment opportunities2.
Sustainable growth opportunities
Sustainable investing is a forward-looking approach that seeks to deliver long-term returns in a fast-changing world.
Megatrends like climate change, demographic shifts and urbanisation are driving business changes and sustainable investing opportunities.
Investing to drive climate action
Climate change is one of the largest systemic challenges we face – affecting the way we live, work and interact with our environment. Addressing it will require input and change from governments, companies and individuals around the globe, alongside meaningful investment and widespread innovation.
Investing to build a better life
Investing to help shape a new generation of cities
How we invest sustainably
Sustainability touches every part of our business, from senior management to investment teams, and from risk management to technology. As stewards of the assets entrusted to us by our clients, we take into consideration factors impacting the value of our investments, today and in the future.
We have been taking action to address climate change through various industry advocacy efforts such as being an active member of the Climate Action 100+ and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s Net Zero Working Group and through activities such as proxy voting and corporate engagement. In 2021, we became a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative and United Nations-convened Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, through which we have committed to support investing aligned with the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.