Climate active investments for institutions
Investors must engage with climate change
Climate change poses risks to our way of life. It is also driving government policy that is set to transform how we produce and consume energy.
The investment community must play its part in accelerating change, to align our long-term financial risks with the long-term well-being of our planet.Read the Climate Active brochure
The Sarasin thematic approach to investment is naturally climate-aware. Our investment philosophy and process explicitly identifies climate change as one of our five global themes that drives future economic value, and integrates specific climate risks in the valuation of prospective investee firms.
We do not simply seek to invest in companies directly involved in climate solutions. We firmly believe that all companies have some role to play in global de-carbonisation and managing the transitional and physical risks of climate change.
As active investors, we specifically assess materiality of climate risks across the portfolio as part of our bottom-up valuation.
Combining investment and engagement
We aim to deliver attractive returns as the world accelerates its transition to net-zero-emissions by investing in companies that we expect to create value from strategies consistent with a well below 2°C cap in global warming. We also look for companies that will be resilient to the physical impacts of climate change already in the pipeline.
Not all companies are today aligned with the Paris goals, but most have the potential to get onto a net-zero pathway. Consequently, a key aspect of our Climate Active philosophy is to drive positive change pressing boards of directors to take steps towards strategic and operational alignment.