At Schroders, we believe we have certain responsibilities as investors and as guardians of our clients’ assets. That’s why we seek to actively influence corporate behaviour to ensure the companies we invest in are managed in a sustainable way. This means not just looking at what our investments are doing, but how they’re doing day-to-day. This helps us better protect and enhance the value of our clients’ investments.
We work with companies to find out how prepared they are for the changing world
Below is an example using the auto industry to help explain how active ownership works at Schroders.
Our investors regularly speak with the management of auto companies about what they’re doing to adapt to new environmental regulation and develop more electric vehicles.
The sustainability investment team has collaborated with other investors to take a closer look at how companies are re-skilling their workforce for the shift to electric vehicles.
Drawing on the specialist knowledge and insight gained through dialogue and engagement, we have chosen to vote against some boards who are slow to adapt to this changing environmental regulation.
Companies that prioritise good environmental, social and governance (ESG) management often perform better and deliver superior returns over time, both for you and society. To make sure we’re growing your money in the most responsible way, we actively influence corporate behaviour and promote sustainable business practises.
Our responsible investment policy documents provide more detail on our approach.
To improve sustainability standards across sectors and promote the development of ESG within the investment industry, we support and collaborate with a variety of industry groups, organisations and initiatives