Harnessing ESG and sustainable investing in Multi-Asset

We believe that sustainability is aligned with successful long-term investing: companies and countries that respond successfully to the global sustainability challenges will outperform over time.
We believe that sustainability is aligned with successful long-term investing: companies and countries that respond successfully to the global sustainability challenges will outperform over time.
We have been integrating active stewardship and environmental, social and governance (ESG) research into our multi-asset investment processes across all asset classes for many years.

 

There is growing recognition that, collectively, asset owners and managers have a responsibility to redirect the flow of capital towards sustainable investments with the potential for positive impact.

Increasingly, we realise that more needs to be done. The headwinds are mounting for companies and countries with material negative environmental and social externalities.

Going beyond ESG Integration

We have dedicated significant time to developing our philosophy and approach to investing sustainably and for positive impact within a multi-asset framework.

01 The case for investing sustainably

As asset owners and managers, we have the responsibility and the ability to exert influence and contribute to positive environmental and societal change.

02 Sustainability at Ninety One

It has often been claimed that a limitation of sustainable multi-asset investing is the challenge of assessing all asset classes through a sustainability lens. In our view, this is simply not the case today.

03 Diversified Growth strategy – an evolution

We believe countries and companies who take sustainability seriously will thrive; those that don't will suffer. Over the coming months, we will continue evolving our processes to evaluate the environmental and social externalities of companies and countries through our sustainability criteria.

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Environmental, social and governance review

We are delighted to share our comprehensive ESG review paper for the Ninety One Diversified Growth Strategy, where we set out our philosophy on ESG integration and provide metrics, analysis and commentary on a range of ESG factors for the strategy, including:

  • The portfolio’s exposure to climate risks utilising our proprietary approach
  • Comparisons of the portfolio’s MSCI ratings across ESG factors
  • Our voting and engagement activity over the last 12 months

Full ESG report Executive summary

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