Schroders to launch a UK Unit Trust for its European Sustainable Equity fund

Schroders to launch a UK Unit Trust for its European Sustainable Equity fund

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders (LON: SDR), a British multinational asset management company, has announced the launch of a UK Unit Trust for its European Sustainable Equity fund, aimed at offering clients the opportunity to harness long-term outperformance driven by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. The move will further strengthen Schroders’ UK sustainable fund range.

The European Sustainable Equity Fund, which was first launched in 2019, combines extensive bottom-up investment research with Schroders award-winning ESG investment frameworks CONTEXT and SustainEx.

CONTEXT, aims to identify companies with sector-leading sustainability profiles, as well as those classified as ‘improving’, while also screening out those that derive 10% of their earnings from tobacco, weapons, fossil fuels, alcohol or gambling. Furthermore, SustainEx enables Schroders investors to put a ‘dollar value’ on all the impacts, both positive and negative, that companies have on society.

Nicholette MacDonald-Brown and Scott MacLennan, Fund Managers, commented:

“We established our European Sustainable strategy over three years ago and are pleased the UK Unit Trust launch means it is now readily accessible for UK-based clients. Our sustainability purpose and performance ambitions are supported by not only the firm‘s ‘Beyond Profit’ ambitions but also a team of European focused analysts and proprietary tools which adds significant depth and conviction to our research.

The product is an option for clients seeking a concentrated, active solution with a thorough process for assessing a company’s  impact on society and its ability to manage key relationships long term.”

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SOURCE: Schroders plc


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