responsible investing

Based on our experience, we believe sustainability factors are an important indicator of a company’s ability to prosper over the long term. That’s why we integrate our assessment of these factors into our investment process. It’s not enough to know that a company is profitable, we need to be confident that it can generate profit in a sustainable manner.

All aspects of company analysis rest with our Research team. Sustainability risks and opportunities are considered in the same way as any other part of the team’s research.

Stewardship

We are committed to being good stewards of our clients’ assets. Through the responsible allocation, management, and oversight of capital, we aim to create long-term value for our clients and deliver sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.

Regularly engaging with company management teams and exercising our shareholder voting rights in a considered manner help us make better, more informed investment decisions, and promote sustainability best practice.

Sustainability at Walter Scott

We expect the companies in which we invest to strive towards high standards of sustainability. We expect no less of ourselves. Whether it’s looking after the wellbeing of our people, limiting the environmental impact of what we do, or supporting our local communities, we are committed to acting responsibly and sustainably.

Annual Sustainability Report 2020-2021

Through our Annual Sustainability report, we aim to demonstrate the work that we have undertaken over the past year. This report includes case studies of our work on individual companies, highlights of our company engagement and an update on what we as a firm are doing to improve our sustainability credentials.