Everything’s Future

Invest today. Change tomorrow.

Part of our DNA since 1992

Corporate Governance team established
 
1992
First ethical fund launched
 
1994
Joined UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
 
1997
Established Socially Responsible Investment team
 
2001
Founder member of Eurosif
 
2001
Became member of Asian Corporate Governance Association
 
2002
Published first Real Estate SRI Policy
 
2003
Founder member of UK Corporate Governance Forum
 
2004
Became member of Carbon Disclosure Project
 
2004
Dedicated ESG resource in real estate
 
2007
Became signatory of UN Principles for Responsible Investment
 
2007
Founder member of International Sustainability Alliance
 
2011
Euro Corporate Bond SRI fund launched.
 
2012
Enhanced voting disclosure developed
 
2012
Became members of Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
 
2013
Published first Governance & Stewardship Annual Report.
 
2014
Established ESG Investment Quarterly Report
 
2014
Extel Award No1 leading asset manager for SRI/ESG
 
2015
ESG on-desk analysts established on equity teams
 
2015
Founder member Investment Advisory Group of Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
 
2016
First impact fund launched
 
2017
Dedicated ESG resource for fixed income
 
2017
Awarded First General Research Ethics Board 5-star rating
 
2018
Establishment of cross-asset class ESG Investment Forum
 
2019

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Global Equity Impact Fund Annual Report

ESG Quarterly Report

Our informative quarterly report provides a summary of our research, company engagement and voting activities. Highlights include:

  • a look back at the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, where sustainability and the urgent need to address climate change took centre stage
  • Euan Stirling, Head of Stewardship and ESG Investment, reviews the major issues that emerged in 2019 and how collaboration will be key to address them
  • a series of articles, covering everything from human rights in a new digital world to the growing importance of a ‘living wage’
  • an analysis of how investors can allocate capital to bring about positive environmental and societal change
  • an overview of the companies we have engaged with this quarter.
Latest report PDF download

Engagement and voting summary of Aberdeen Standard Investments*

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Voting summary Q4 2019 Total
Shareholder meetings at which our clients’ shares were voted 538
Percentage of meetings with at least one vote against or abstention 34.9%
Number of resolutions voted 3,840
Percentage of resolutions voted with management recommendations 90.3%
Percentage of resolutions voted against management recommendations 9.1%
Percentage of abstentions 0.5%

* As at 31 December 2019, Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Warning
Risk warning – The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested. Please refer to the risk factors in the prospectus for general and specific investment risks attached to the individual funds.