Schroders Signs Up To Impact Investing Framework
Schroders announces it has signed up to The Operating Principles for Impact Management, an influential global impact investing framework.
This commitment to The Operating Principles for Impact Management, also known as the Impact Principles, marks a further step in Schroders’ focus on sustainability and impact investing.
Impact investing is now viewed among the key pillars of sustainable investing, alongside integration and positive screening, according to Schroders’ Institutional Investor Study 2022 published earlier this year.
Schroders’ commitment builds on the expertise and leadership of its subsidiary BlueOrchard, which has more than 20 years of experience in the field and became a signatory to the Impact Principles at their launch in 2019. Schroders acquired BlueOrchard in 2019.
Schroders is already a member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.
GIIN’s global investing conference the Impact Investor Forum is taking place from 12-13 October. Maria Teresa Zappia, Deputy CEO, BlueOrchard and Head of Sustainability and Impact at Schroders Capital, will speak as part of a session on using impact performance analytics for investment decision-making.
Meanwhile Schroders was awarded ‘Asset Manager of the Year’ at the 2022 Impact Awards in France last month. The panel, composed of asset owners, academics and the media, was unanimous in its decision to choose Schroders as a winner.
Andy Howard, Global Head of Sustainable Investment at Schroders, commented:
“Demand for impact investing has been growing steadily over the past decade among many of our clients. We are delighted to have become a signatory to the Impact Principles, which underline our commitment to establishing a rigorous approach to impact investing across the Schroders group.”
Maria Teresa Zappia, Deputy CEO, BlueOrchard and Head of Sustainability and Impact at Schroders Capital, commented:
“The Impact Principles are a best in class impact management framework and form a key part of our impact strategy. They are a set of overarching guiding principles for impact that are applicable across different asset classes, industries and institutions to standardise impact practices and mobilise capital into impact.
“They provide actionable guidance for investors that want to develop impact investing strategies on how sustainability and impact can be embedded throughout all stages of the investment process.”