Ninety One is committed to the goal of net zero by 2050
We support investing that is aligned with the goal of net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.
Investments involve risk; losses may be made.
We have been a signatory to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2008. As such, our responsible investment practices are assessed annually by the PRI team. Our 2020 scores are shown in the table. Firms are ranked on a performance band from A+ to E.
Download the 2020 PRI Assessment report
|MODULE||OUR SCORE||MEDIAN SCORE|
|Strategy & Governance||A+||A|
|Listed Equity - incorporation||A+||A|
|Listed Equity - active ownership||A+||B|
|Fixed Income - SSA (sovereign)||A+||B|
|Fixed Income - Corporate Financial||A+||B|
|Fixed Income - Corporate Non-Financial||A+||B|
For the purposes of disclosure and to encourage industry discussion around best practices in sustainable investing, we publish in full the PRI Transparency and Assessment reports on the Reports section of this page. The PRI assessment methodology can be found at www.unpri.org.
As a PRI signatory, Ninety One adheres to these principles:
We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Our investments in Africa include those that target impact as well as returns.
Founded in South Africa in 1991, today we’re an asset manager with a global presence. But our culture remains rooted in our emerging market beginnings, and in the belief that well-directed investment can transform lives.
Infrastructure is essential for development. We manage and advise the US$1 billion Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). EAIF is a debt fund providing patient capital to infrastructure projects. It mobilises private sector investment into infrastructure in the emerging markets of Africa. To date, 147 million people have benefited from access to new or improved infrastructure supported by EAIF. That infrastructure has created 48,000 direct jobs in construction and nearly 24,000 permanent jobs. It contributes to many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more about EAIF
Our private equity investments contribute to eight of the SDGs.1 By supporting mid-sized companies, investors in our strategies help to generate decent work and economic growth.
Our credit investments contribute to 10 SDGs.2 They help to establish deeper, sustainable credit markets, facilitating development and creating a viable asset class for investors in Africa.
Through our real estate strategies, investors can contribute to transforming cities into engines of growth, creating jobs, supporting capital markets and assisting progress towards three SDGs.1