We aim to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our investment decisions to generate sustainable, long-term returns.
ESG factors can materially impact a company’s long-term performance. Put simply, we believe companies that conduct their business in a responsible and sustainable way are more likely to deliver value over time.
Responsible investing is integral to our investment philosophy and approach. We invest in, and engage with, companies committed to long-term returns: these are likely to focus on stewardship, take account of their broader impact on society and avoid excessive risk-taking.
As at 30 September 2020:
Responsible Investment AUM: Assets managed according to at least one or more of the GSIA seven styles of sustainable investing – USD508.7 billion
Sustainable Investment AUM: All dedicated sustainably invested assets which are managed according to at least one or more of the GSIA styles of sustainable investing in addition to ESG integration and/or corporate engagement and shareholder action – USD10.3 billion*
Other: Assets where we do not yet formally implement at least one of the GSIA seven styles of sustainable investing – USD58.8 billion
Global Sustainable Investment Alliance
* One additional negative exclusion only alongside firm-wide exclusions is not sufficient to be included in Sustainable Investment AUM. This figure includes our multi-asset funds which can include investment in HSBC Global Asset Management funds.
Source: HSBC Global Asset Management
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Entities which are required to be authorised or regulated to operate in the financial markets. The list below shall be understood as including all authorised entities carrying out the characteristic activities of the entities mentioned: entities authorised by a Member State under a Directive, entities authorised or regulated by a Member State without reference to a Directive, and entities authorised or regulated by a third country:
Other authorised or regulated financial institutions;
Collective investment schemes and management companies of such schemes;
Pension funds and management companies of such funds;
Commodity and commodity derivatives dealers;
Locals: firms which provide investment services and/or perform investment activities consisting exclusively in dealing on own account on markets in financial futures or options or other derivatives and on cash markets for the sole purpose of hedging positions on derivatives markets or which deal for the accounts of other members of those markets or make prices for them and which are guaranteed by clearing members of the same markets, where responsibility for ensuring the performance of contracts entered into by such firms is assumed by clearing members of the same markets;
Other institutional investors;
Large undertakings meeting two of the following size requirements on a company basis:
balance sheet total: EUR 20 000 000
net turnover: EUR 40 000 000
own funds: EUR 2 000 000
National and regional governments, including public bodies that manage public debt at national or regional level, Central Banks, international and supranational institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, the ECB, the EIB and other similar international organisations.
Other institutional investors whose main activity is to invest in financial instruments, including entities dedicated to the securitisation of assets or other financing transactions
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