Impact & Thematics

Investing in companies that benefit from structural global changes. Within impact investing, the aim is to generate a positive impact.

How we can help you

Our world is rapidly evolving, with themes like environmental change and digitalization driving changes in company and consumer behaviors, supported by innovative new solutions. By focusing on these trends, investors can add significant return opportunities to a portfolio and contribute to better social as well as environmental outcomes for the future. To that end, we offer a range of impact and thematic investments that align with our clients’ goals and convictions.

As investors, we are open to change and aware of our responsibility when allocating capital to companies. As active managers with a long-term horizon, we are constantly looking for companies that meet our standards in terms of sustainable, financially promising business models. New tools and research approaches help us to identify longstanding themes that will remain relevant for years to come, and pick the candidates we consider best suited for our portfolios.

Thematic investing

The goal of thematic investing is to take advantage of trends that cut across sectors and geographies. Thematic portfolios incorporate companies that are able to innovate effectively to make the most of societal trends. We believe such companies are drivers of long-term value and can effectively mitigate risk in a changing world.

Impact investing

Impact investing caters to clients wishing to achieve a positive effect through their investments alongside financial returns. We invest in companies improving our lives, minimizing our environmental footprint, as well as performing financially. Our aim is to construct equity portfolios with a sound mix of established names and disruptive newcomers that make measureable contributions to environmental and social objectives. We summarize these effects in regular and transparent reporting such as our flagship annual impact report, here.

1.7 bn 12  14 2007

Why partner with us?

Future oriented

Companies offering solutions to long-term structural trends and challenges are likely to become the titans of the future economy.

Diversification benefit

Compared with narrower approaches, our multi-theme approach enables lower fund volatility.

Measurable impact

For our impact portfolios, we calculate impact factors such as potential CO2 reduction from use of each company's products and services.

Meet the team

A dedicated, international team of 13 portfolio managers, client portfolio managers, and analysts.

Insights

Sustainable Equities Boutique
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Viewpoint | Read | 2 min

EU plans to classify gas and nuclear power as green won’t change investors’ views

The EU taxonomy seeks to define what is and is not “sustainable” to support the transition to a sustainable economy. However, news that the European Commission will class certain gas and nuclear power projects as sustainable within the EU taxonomy is politically driven, and out of line with many investors.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
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Market Update | Read | 4 min

The economics of biodiversity will drive large chunks of social impact agenda

While the “E” in ESG has taken prominence in impact investing over the past years, the “S” has only recently been coming to the fore. For many, social factors are still a philanthropic luxury rather than an actionable investment focus. However, the economics of biodiversity could trigger a rethinking.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
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Market Update | Read | 3 min

COP26: Energy crisis highlights need for faster green energy deployment

The recent energy price crisis has increased the spotlight on COP26. There is an urgent need for a faster deployment of green energy solutions, including renewable energy as well as storage and energy grid infrastructure. Investments in innovative companies can enable this process and ease nefarious effects on global energy supply chains.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
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Viewpoint | Read | 4 min

Water: A source of life as well as a refreshing addition to any portfolio

If oil greases the wheels of the global economy, water helps to make its turbines spin. The amount of water used in industrial processes may be less publicized than the “blue gold’s” significance for planting crops, but it is no less significant. Moreover, investors swimming against the passive tide can pick the water-related stocks that seem most attractive.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
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Viewpoint | Read | 5 min

Smart farming, sustainable food production – from billowing fields to crisp portfolios

Rising food prices have triggered revolutions – from France in 1789 to the Arab Spring in 2010. Now, they have taken a massive jump. Smart farming could help to keep the lid on prices, reduce hunger in poor regions, increase biodiversity – and fertilize financial portfolios.

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