Sustainable investing - it just makes sense

Award-winning sustainable investing

Sustainable investing is about investing in companies that operate in a responsible way and provide services that tackle global issues like climate change, world health and population growth. These issues are providing new and exciting investment opportunities and we believe companies who address them are better placed to generate good long term performance for our customers.

We've identified the following themes to positively identify companies that are looking to benefit from our changing world.

Investment opportunity

Growing populations around the world mean that we need to provide better services in the areas of healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

So we invest in companies like...

Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical company that helps improve people's health and quality of life including the development of new treatments for cancer.

Investment opportunity

Population growth and improved living standards are some of the key developments that are changing our environment into an increasingly urban one.

So we invest in companies like...

St Modwen, one of the UK's leading land redevelopers involved in exciting long term projects such as the Rover site redevelopment at Longbridge.

Investment opportunity

Improved living standards and global economic growth is creating huge demand for essential services like energy, water supplies and communications in developing countries.

So we invest in companies like...

Vodafone, a household name and the world's leading telecommunications company with more than 404 million customers in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Investment opportunity

Climate change is already happening and represents one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats to the planet. It has become embedded into our daily lives and government legislation.

So we invest in companies like...

SSE, the UK's leading developer of renewable energy. The company makes more energy from wind and water than any other energy company in the UK.

Investment opportunity

Advanced technology in areas like computing and the internet have significantly improved the world we live in and it's likely the greatest advancements in technology lie ahead of us.

So we invest in companies like...

Google is one of the world's most well known brands and continues to find new and innovative ways of accessing information over the Internet.

Investment opportunity

As emerging markets like China, Brazil, Russia and India modernise and develop, consumption in these countries will grow significantly.

So we invest in companies like...

Unilever, the UK food and personal care company expanding into Emerging Markets in a responsible and sustainable way. Every day, more than 2 billion people worldwide will use a Unilever product, like Flora or Persil.

Investment opportunity

Increasingly, it is becoming accepted that across all industry sectors, companies need to adopt higher standards of business practice as a way of being good corporate citizens and generating long term financial performance.

So we invest in companies like...

Compass, the catering company which leads its industry in supply chain management and responsible sourcing and has operations in more than 50 countries worldwide.

When selecting companies to invest in across our award-winning sustainable fund range, we look a lot further than company balance sheets. We take a 360° view that takes in social, ethical, environmental and company management issues, such as executive salaries and bonuses, to help us identify the best companies to invest in for the best returns; not only in terms of money invested, but also when it comes to its global impact.

Find out more on our fund pages.

Find out more about our engagement approach in practice