At Schroders Capital, we take pride in our ability to provide investors with innovative ways of tackling social and environmental challenges that achieve a lasting positive impact alongside seeking attractive market returns.
Schroders Capital’s capabilities stem from our history of ESG integration and sustainable investment strategies. BlueOrchard is entirely dedicated to impact investing and this expertise is further leveraged across Schroders Capital’s teams and asset classes.
years of experience in impact investing
Private Equity - We back what we believe are innovative and well-run businesses that consider positive social and environmental impact essential to their mission. Our aim is to help these businesses grow and succeed. We actively support management teams, focusing on strategy, products, distribution, processes and operations. For example, through certain private equity investments, we aim to create quality jobs, as we believe there are significant value creation opportunities linked to investing in employees. Additionally, we have a tailored private equity strategy in frontier and emerging markets via BlueOrchard that focuses on underserved communities.
Infrastructure - Infrastructure projects and companies are core to the growth and prosperity of economies, creating jobs and delivering essential services to the communities that they serve. Certain types of infrastructure can play a key role in building a greener future and helping to combat climate change by supporting more efficient or environmentally-friendly ways of producing energy. A dedicated sustainable infrastructure investment strategy for emerging and frontier markets is developed under the lead of BlueOrchard.
Real Estate - Our impact investment approach to real estate is predicated upon four pillars: People, Planet, Place and Prosperity. These pillars are aligned with each of their respective UN Sustainable Development Goals. Each recognises the contribution of the built environment and our responsibilities as real estate investors to society, the environment and economies. Our impact approach includes our net zero carbon pathway.
Securitised Products & Private Debt - Private debt investments are the foundation and core of our impact and sustainable investing activities, generating substantial social impact through the creation of jobs and reduction of inequality. We provide debt financing to financial institutions for which positive social and environmental impact is key. BlueOrchard manages the world’s first and today largest commercial microfinance fund.
Insurance-linked investments - Insurance-linked investments (ILI) reinsure natural catastrophe, mortality and pandemic risk. These are extreme events that cause severe disruption to individuals and the communities in which they live. By broadening the pool of potential risk sharers to make the transfer of risk more efficient, ILI contributes to a range of vital socio-economic benefits. For example, by helping to reduce the cost of insurance we improve accessibility to protection and affordability while maintaining high quality standards in insurance services. Our objective is to promote social and environmental features of ILIs to improve the resilience of people and the planet to the increasing number of climate-related events.
With a team of over 400 employees working across 19 offices around the world, we deploy capital as a force for good, building positive change. We value diversity and see it as a source of creativity and a way to get to better investment decisions, along with creating an engaging work environment.