Sustainable development - a driver of returns
We believe that companies that deliver benefits to society and the environment face fewer risks and have access to more enduring opportunities over the long term. These companies are therefore better placed to deliver positive returns to shareholders.
We call these risks and opportunities sustainability headwinds and tailwinds.
But we recognise that sustainability tailwinds alone will not make a successful investment. The quality of the franchise, financials and management of a company is also critical. We don’t choose between sustainability positioning and corporate quality, we require both.
We do this not only because we think it’s the best way to protect and grow our clients’ capital over the long term, but also because we want to promote positive and sustainable outcomes for society in general.
To us, these two things are inextricably linked.
Awards and ratings
We are delighted that Stewart Investors Sustainable Funds Group has won the inaugural Fund Manager of the Year – Sustainable Investing category at the 2022 Morningstar Australia Awards.
Morningstar Awards 2022 (c). Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Awarded Stewart Investors for Fund Manager of the Year – Sustainable Investing, Australia
Stewart Investors has been recognised as a Responsible Investment Leader 2021 by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
This acknowledges our commitment to responsible investing; our explicit consideration of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decision making, our strong and collaborative stewardship; and our transparency in reporting activity, including the societal and environmental outcomes being achieved.