(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.
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