Purpose and action
Our mission of Investing to Improve Lives is what guides us, drives us and defines us. It is the purpose behind everything we do. Whether as stewards of our clients’ capital, as investors in equity markets or as members of our local and global communities, we never forget the responsibilities our work brings.
Creating long-term value
Investing to create long-term, sustainable value is at the heart of our business. We believe in looking beyond the numbers, understanding that the investments we make and the returns we deliver have more than just a financial impact.
By doing so, we not only help fulfil the real-life ambitions of our clients, but align with companies that over the long-term will contribute to a more sustainable economy, society and environment.
Investing to create long-term, sustainable value is at the heart of our business.
Beyond the balance sheet
As investors, we believe financial returns and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are fundamentally intertwined.
ESG analysis is therefore fully embedded in our investment processes, allowing us to meaningfully improve our understanding of investee companies, their material risks and their opportunities.
We believe our long-standing commitment to stewardship and our leadership in this space provides us with a clear investment edge.
More than a business
We understand that our business is bigger than its sum of parts and that its influence reaches many stakeholders.
It is why we hold ourselves to the same exacting standards that we expect of others: from fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, being trusted advisors to our clients, and positively contributing to where we live and work.
When we talk about Investing to Improve Lives, this is what we mean.