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Schroders Publishes First-Ever Impact Investment Report

Schroders Publishes First-Ever Impact Investment Report

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  • Schroders publishes its first Impact Report, showcasing its commitment to positive societal and environmental outcomes.
  • The report highlights Schroders’ proprietary Impact Framework, verified by BlueMark, and the tangible impacts of their investments.
  • Schroders’ Impact Driven range has supported 504,646 people, with significant contributions to healthcare, digital services, and financial services.

Schroders released its inaugural Impact Report, highlighting its dedication to impact investing and its commitment to delivering positive societal and environmental outcomes for clients.

Key Developments:

  • This report follows Schroders’ acquisition of BlueOrchard in 2019, which led to the development of Schroders’ proprietary Impact Framework, independently verified by BlueMark.
  • The publication of our first impact report is a real step forward in ensuring our clients can clearly see the tangible positives of their investments,” said Peter Harrison, Schroders’ Group Chief Executive.

Impact Framework and Achievements:

  • The Impact Report provides a detailed analysis of the contributions their portfolios make to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The report also reviews climate performance, including emissions profiles and climate transition opportunities.

Concrete Results:

  • Schroders’ Impact Driven range has invested in initiatives supporting 504,646 people, including:
    • 91,569 with healthcare services
    • 36,068 with digital services
    • 67,763 with financial services

Strategic Insights:

  • Our impact investing framework enables us to deliver impact at an aggregate level across sectors, asset classes, and client segments,” noted Maria Teresa Zappia, Schroders’ Global Head of Impact and BlueOrchard’s Deputy CEO.

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Expanding Impact Investments:

  • The Impact Driven range includes 20 funds across various asset classes and geographies, representing approximately $5.25bn in assets under management.
  • Recent launches, such as the Schroder ISF European Equity Impact fund, expand the range and target global challenges aligned with the UN SDGs.

To view Schroders’ full impact report, click here.

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