Schroders has published its Sustainable Investment Report Q3 2023.
The report includes an analysis of the environmental performance of the UK water sector, AI and sustainability, as well as the work being undertaken in Schroders Capital on investing in climate insurance and how their Insurance-Linked Securities team analyse climate risk. Highlights of the report include:
- Voting and engagement at a glance
- Active ownership statistics from the quarter
- Effective engagement: what does it look like in practice?
- The 2023 voting season in review
- AI revolution: what are the impacts?
- Higher ground? Physical risk in apparel supply chains
- How Schroders looks at climate change in Insurance-Linked Securities
Andy Howard, Schroders Global Head of Sustainable Investment says, “Active ownership continues to be a key pillar of our strategy by which we create long-term value for our clients. This quarter we surveyed over 350 companies to understand how we can make our engagement most effective. As we head into the final quarter of the year, we also reflect on voting trends from 2023. Unsurprisingly, both environmental and social resolutions are becoming increasingly prominent on agendas, and we look at our approach to analysing the shareholder resolutions tabled”.
“We often collaborate with thought-leaders to produce investment-driven insights on the most material themes. This quarter, we co-authored two pieces of research, one focused on the value of human capital, and a second piece which was a successful collaboration with the team at Cornell University ILR on the prevalence of physical risk in apparel supply chains”.
“Over the past year, we have intensified our focus on impact investing. We mark our one-year anniversary of being a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management (Impact Principles) with our external impact verification”.