Our Net Zero Commitment
First Sentier Investors is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its investment portfolios in line with a target of net zero emissions by 2050 (or sooner) and across its business operations in line with a target of net zero emissions by 2030 (or sooner).
Investment teams have developed a range of targets at team, portfolio and/or company level that they have committed to pursue over the short, medium and long term, which are available on individual teams' websites. We aim to increase the proportion of assets covered by formal net zero commitments (by 2050 or sooner) over time.
We believe that society must drastically reduce emissions if we are to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. For this reason the First Sentier Investors Group supports the global transition to net zero emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. As allocators of capital, stewards of our clients’ assets and as active shareholders in companies on their behalf, the individual and collective decisions we make as investors will influence the nature and speed of this transition. We recognise that we have a wider responsibility to contribute through our investment activities and business operations to a sustainable economy and society.
Our Climate Change Statement and Climate Change Action Plan provide further details about how we will reach these goals.
Our commitment in practice:
An important part of furthering the conversation with clients around climate change risks and opportunities is transparency and good quality information. Each investment team has prepared a climate change statement describing their approach to incorporating climate related issues into their strategies. The listed equity teams also publish carbon footprint reports which can be accessed from the respective team profile pages (accessed via top navigation bar). Below is the combined footprint for all listed equity portfolios.
For more information, see our Carbon Footprint explainer (PDF).
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Responsible investment reports
The commitments and targets set out on this website are current as of today’s date. They have been formulated by the relevant First Sentier Investors (FSI) investment team in accordance with either internally developed proprietary frameworks or are otherwise, based on the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) Paris Aligned Investment Initiative framework. The commitments and targets are based on information and representations made to the relevant investment teams by portfolio companies (which may ultimately prove not be accurate), together with assumptions made by the relevant investment team in relation to future matters such as government policy implementation in ESG and other climate-related areas, enhanced future technology and the actions of portfolio companies (all of which are subject to change over time). As such, achievement of these commitments and targets set out on this website depend on the ongoing accuracy of such information and representations as well as the realisation of such future matters. FSI will report on progress made towards achieving these targets on an annual basis in its Climate Change Action Plan. The commitments and targets set out on this website are continuously reviewed by the relevant investment teams and subject to change without notice.