Invest in world class companies dedicated to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and that we believe can provide you with attractive returns. The fund strives to have a 100% net positive SDG impact.*
You are investing in building the future you want to see.
You are participating in the growth of companies that are committed to protect resources for the next generation.
Your capital will help mobilise global sustainable development.
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The fund's mission
The Investec Global Sustainable Equity Fund ("the Fund") seeks to capture the returns of businesses that are aligned to achieving one or more of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a globally accepted framework through which businesses can align their strategic goals with ESG considerations.
The 17 SDGs are underpinned by 169 individual targets, which have been encoded into government action plans. They represent observable and tangible opportunities for companies to offer solutions and services to help achieve them. Through the Fund, investors are able to invest in companies that we believe can provide attractive investment returns over the longterm, through the lens of the SDG framework.
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Positive SDG impact - percentage by weight
Example of fund impact on specific SDGs
*Data verified by ISS SDG Impact Rating with scores ranging from -10 to +10.
These show net impact considering positive and negative contributions of revenue, operations and controversies as at 31 March 2021.
The fund offers clients the opportunity to invest in the future of their own next generations and help achieve a more sustainable world, while at the same time delivering an attractive financial return on their investment.
It’s natural for well-managed, high-quality companies to incorporate sustainability into their long-term strategy, since these are companies that are most likely to have enduring and market-leading profitability. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide us with the perfect framework to make this assessment, and a timeframe to work within to galvanise our efforts towards a better world for future generations.
The Fund aims to identify investments with the following characteristics:
Companies that are making a positive impact on one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Businesses that incorporate sustainability into their decision making, thereby helping to deliver high returns on capital and long-term profitable growth for the next generation.
High quality, well managed global companies that have strong or improving ESG risk ratings.
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