Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Sustainability
The Global Emerging Markets Leaders Sustainability strategy launched in April 2020, and is now available to clients in the UK. It invests in 25-60 high-quality emerging markets companies that we consider to be particularly well positioned to contribute to, and benefit from, sustainable development.
Leaders simply means that the strategy is focused on companies with a market cap value of at least USD1 billion.
Strategy highlights: a focus on quality and sustainability
We invest in high-quality companies with exceptional cultures, strong franchises and resilient financials
Our investable universe includes emerging markets companies globally and is based on economic activity rather than index country listings
Companies must contribute to sustainable development
We avoid companies linked to harmful activities and engage and vote for positive change
Our approach is long-term, bottom-up, high conviction and benchmark agnostic
We focus on capital preservation as well as capital growth – we define risk as the permanent loss of client capital
Our Portfolio Explorer tool allows you to explore strategies, companies, countries and sustainability issues of interest in four views – map, human development pillars, climate solutions and Sustainable Development Goals
We focus on understanding the contributions individual companies make to sustainable development. We believe that qualitative assessments are as important as quantitative measures and understanding the real-world impact that companies have and the challenges they face requires context and nuance, which are best expressed in stories rather than sustainability scores that often conceal more than they reveal.
This tool tells the sustainable development stories of the companies we invest in across our strategies, and the contribution companies are making towards human development, climate solutions or the Sustainable Development Goals. The tool also refers to key risks and engagement topics.
The tool can filter, tap and switch between views in order to explore the different ways in which we believe the companies are making the world a better place.
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For illustrative purposes only. Reference to the names of example company names mentioned in this communication is merely for explaining the investment strategy and should not be construed as investment advice or investment recommendation of those companies. Companies mentioned herein may or may not form part of the holdings of Stewart Investors. Holdings are subject to change.
Certain statements, estimates, and projections in this document may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon Stewart Investors’ current assumptions and beliefs, in light of currently available information, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual actions or results may differ materially from those discussed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. There is no certainty that current conditions will last, and Stewart Investors undertakes no obligation to correct, revise or update information herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Source: Stewart Investors investment team and company data. Securities mentioned are all investee companies* from representative Asia Pacific Sustainability Strategy, Asia Pacific & Japan Sustainability Strategy, Asia Pacific Leaders Sustainability Strategy, European Sustainability Strategy, European (ex UK) Sustainability Strategy, Global Emerging Markets Leaders Sustainability Strategy, Global Emerging Markets Sustainability Strategy, Indian Subcontinent Sustainability Strategy, Worldwide Sustainability Strategy and Worldwide Leaders Sustainability Strategy accounts as at 31 December 2023. *Assets that the strategies may hold which an active decision has not been made, and sustainability assessment does not apply, include cash, cash equivalents, short-term holdings for the purpose of efficient portfolio management and holdings received as a result of mandatory corporate actions. Holdings of such assets will not appear on Portfolio Explorer.
The Stewart Investors supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The full list of SDGs can be found on the United Nations website.
Source for Climate Solutions and impact figures: © 2014–2024 Project Drawdown (drawdown.org). Source for Human Development Pillars: Stewart Investors investment team.
Source for climate solutions and human development analysis and mapping: Stewart Investors investment team. Contributions are defined by the team as demonstrable contributions to any solution, either direct (directly attributable to products, services or practices provided by that company), or enabling (supported or made possible by products or technologies provided by that company).
Quarterly strategy updates
Updates including portfolio changes and proxy voting for our strategies
We provide regular strategy updates including portfolio changes and proxy voting, and links to our investment rationales, latest articles, statements, webcasts and videos which explore our thinking on sustainable investment, including the challenges and issues we grapple with in our search for high-quality companies.