This is a new strategy and sits between their ESG and Impact Funds. Effectively a step-up from ESG but not full impact. This will be the first of their sustainable range and they expect other funds to follow. It will invest in between 30 to 50 companies. The fund is a perfect alignment with the business who are a dedicated responsibility office with over £900 billion in stewardship assets under advice, and in 2020 they engaged with over 1.200 companies.
The aim is to seek companies which are driving positive outcomes for people and the planet. The overall aim of the fund is to lower the carbon, landfill waste and water footprint. This means looking for companies which are aligned with clear themes, for example health and well-being, inclusivity, efficient and circular production, and a thriving natural environment……read more