ESG Investment

At Aberdeen Standard Investments, we look to make the best possible investments for our clients by understanding the whole picture of our investments – before, during and after we invest. That includes understanding the environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities they present – and how these could affect longer-term performance.

We look to know how investments are managing their strengths and weaknesses – whether related to climate change, human capital management, supply chain issues, diversity or other balance sheet issues. We actively engage with companies to promote best practice. We also apply our sustainability driven approach expertise to a wide range of specialist strategies to meet clients’ specific ethical, socially responsible and thematic (e.g. climate-based) investment goals.

For a full understanding of Aberdeen Standard Investments' ESG expertise and global reach, please click the link below:

Key Benefits

ESG at every stage

Environmental, social and governance considerations underpin all our investment activities. Our 1,000+* investment professionals take account of ESG factors in their research, stock selection and portfolio construction – supported by more than 50* ESG specialists around the world.

Active engagement

Through engagement and exercising our voting rights, we actively work with companies to improve corporate standards, transparency and accountability. While in real assets – such as real estate – we focus on sustainability, resource efficiency and socio-economic benefit.

By making ESG central to our investment capabilities, we look to deliver robust outcomes for our clients – as well as actively contribute to a fairer, more sustainable world.

*Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, 30 June 2018

Key documents and videos

Integrating ESG into pension schemes’ Statements of Investment Principles - Read more.

Read Our Q4 2018 report of activities on Global ESG Investment is now available. Click here to read it.

Our 2018 Principles for Responsible Investing Assessment Report (SLI) is now available. Click here to read it.

Our 2018 Principles for Responsible Investing Assessment Report (AAM) is now available. Click here to read it.

Our 2018 Global Equity Impact Fund report is now available. Click here to read it.

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a strong supporter of the principles of good stewardship that are set out in the UK Stewardship Code published by the Financial Reporting Council. Click here to read it.

Impact Investing

ESG Q4 Report

Annual Impact Report

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