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Sustainability & Stewardship Report

Our purpose is to invest for a better tomorrow. Our Sustainability & Stewardship Report details Ninety One’s work – on behalf of our clients and all of our stakeholders – towards a more sustainable future, including with respect to our investments, advocacy and corporate footprint.
Our purpose is to invest for a better tomorrow. Our Sustainability & Stewardship Report details Ninety One’s work – on behalf of our clients and all of our stakeholders – towards a more sustainable future, including with respect to our investments, advocacy and corporate footprint.

Sustainability at Ninety One

Ninety One’s sustainability framework has three core components:

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Sustainability analysis is integrated across our investment strategies. We also offer sustainable investment solutions.

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We seek to lead the conversation where we can make a difference and offer expertise on important sustainability topics.

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We believe change starts at home. We run our business responsibly and act sustainably

Our Sustainability & Stewardship Report includes:
  • Highlights, key figures and significant developments - including our net-zero transition plan
  • Our approach to sustainability:
    • Invest – how we invest sustainably for our clients and integrate environmental, social & governance factors
    • Advocate – how we use our voice in the markets to advocate for positive change among investors, companies and policymakers
    • Inhabit – how we aim to inhabit our own ecosystem in a manner that ensures a sustainable future for all
  • Purpose, culture, values and governance structure

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Highlights from the reporting year

  • Evolved from Sustainability 2.0 to Sustainability 3.0 to focus on real-world impact and deploy more capital behind our priorities.
  • Developed a net-zero transition plan aligned with the current Science Based Targets initiative (“SBTi”) methodology.
  • Committed to net-zero alignment targets for our portfolios to drive real-world emissions reductions and an inclusive transition by working with portfolio companies to ensure they have viable Paris-aligned ‘just transition’ plans by 2030.
  • Appointed a Chief Sustainability Officer to ensure alignment and oversight of all sustainability programmes and initiatives at Ninety One.
  • Became a signatory to the updated UK Stewardship Code.
  • Submitted first CDP questionnaire.
  • Added first ‘Say on Climate’ resolution to the Ninety One AGM 2021 (supported).
  • Enhanced our CSI initiatives with two projects in South Africa, where we:
    • Funded more than 60 students and 10 postgraduate research projects through our Changeblazers programme.
    • Provided about 13,500 people in two communities with access to water via solar-powered borehole technology.

Our Key figures

£5.0 billion

managed in sustainable strategies1

PRI rating A+

for Strategy & Governance and applicable listed asset classes2




proxy votes cast

11,000 carbon credits

purchased and retired with respect to Scope 1, 2 and 3 (category 6) emissions3

17% reduction

in total Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions

As at 31 March 2022.

1Sustainable strategies is defined by Ninety One’s internal framework, based on the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) criteria as at 9 November 2019 for Article 8 and Article 9 funds.
2Latest ratings provided by the PRI in 2020.
3Based on carbon mitigation for calendar year 2021.

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