Janus Henderson Group has launched the Sustainable Future Technologies Fund.
The fund will invest in sustainable technology-related companies which align to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and derive at least 50% of their revenues from sustainable technology themes. The fund will be managed by Alison Porter, Richard Clode and Graeme Clark who will report to Head of ESG Investments, Paul LaCoursiere.
Richard Clode, Fund Manager at Janus Henderson Investors said: “Clients increasingly, expect and demand managers deliver positive social, environmental and financial outcomes. We are really excited by the potential of this fund; moving away from traditional technology and looking for emerging and overlooked companies who meet a stringent sustainability criterion. Technology has the ability to deliver across all of the components of ESG; while global regulation and classification initially concentrated on environmental sustainability, this fund is looking to go much further and expand to incorporate much wider social issues. The reach of technology is limitless and the sector has a unique and critical role to play in servicing social goals; to help democratise access to services, reduce inequality and upgrade quality of life.”