UK Sustainable Equity Fund

Investing in companies making a positive contribution to the future of society and the environment​
Matt Evans
Investing in companies making a positive contribution to the future of society and the environment​

Investment as a force for positive change​

The Fund directly addresses two key investor concerns: the achievement of long-term sustainable investment returns; and positive lasting impact on society and the environment.

Through in-depth fundamental analysis and engagement, the Fund seeks to allocate capital towards those companies that are making a materially positive impact on society and the environment.

“A compelling choice for investors seeking a responsibly focused UK All Companies fund”
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Why choose the UK Sustainable Equity Fund

Seeking to contribute positively to a more sustainable future and deliver strong financial returns

  • Differentiated approach that combines ESG, investment returns and impact
  • Engagement, innovative monitoring and transparent reporting to demonstrate companies’ and the portfolio’s impact on society and the environment
  • Leverages the resource and established processes on Ninety One’s Quality and ESG teams
  • Could be suitable for investors keen to invest in a core UK equity portfolio of companies making a positive, sustainable impact on society and the environment
  • Regular engagement with companies and Annual Impact Reporting

Portfolio manager

Matt Evans
Portfolio Manager

Key facts

  • Domicile

    United Kingdom
  • Risk profile

  • ISIN


  • Fund inception date

  • Share class inception date

  • Benchmark

    FTSE All-Share Total Return
  • IA sector

    IA UK All Companies
  • Minimum investment

  • Valuation point

    12 noon (forward pricing)

General risks
The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. Where charges are taken from capital, this may constrain future growth. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Investment objectives and performance targets are subject to change and may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made.

Specific Risks
Geographic / Sector: Investments may be primarily concentrated in specific countries, geographical regions and/or industry sectors. This may mean that the resulting value may decrease whilst portfolios more broadly invested might grow. Currency exchange: Changes in the relative values of different currencies may adversely affect the value of investments and any related income. Derivatives: The use of derivatives is not intended to increase the overall level of risk. However, the use of derivatives may still lead to large changes in value and includes the potential for large financial loss. A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations which may also lead to a financial loss. Equity investment: The value of equities (e.g. shares) and equity-related investments may vary according to company profits and future prospects as well as more general market factors. In the event of a company default (e.g. insolvency), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company. Concentrated portfolio: The portfolio invests in a relatively small number of individual holdings. This may mean wider fluctuations in value than more broadly invested portfolios. Commodity-related investment: Commodity prices can be extremely volatile and losses may be made. Emerging market (inc. China): These markets carry a higher risk of financial loss than more developed markets as they may have less developed legal, political, economic or other systems. Sustainable Strategies: Sustainable, impact or other sustainability-focused portfolios consider specific factors related to their strategies in assessing and selecting investments. As a result, they will exclude certain industries and companies that do not meet their criteria. This may result in their portfolios being substantially different from broader benchmarks or investment universes, which could in turn result in relative investment performance deviating significantly from the performance of the broader market.

Important information
All information is as at 30.04.21 unless otherwise stated