Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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Specialists in equity portfolios in Asia Pacific, emerging markets, global and sustainable investment strategies

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Our focus areas

First Sentier Investors is an active investment manager with a diverse range of investment teams who share a commitment to responsible investment.

At a firm level, we are primarily focused on four areas of responsible investment: climate change; human rights and modern slavery; diversity, equity and inclusion; and nature and biodiversity.

Why is it important to us?

Climate change

We believe that society must drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions if we are to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. FSI is playing an active role in the transition to a low-carbon economy by identifying improvement opportunities and seeking to drive change through our stewardship approach.


Diversity, equity and inclusion are the keys to building fair and equitable organisations, institutions and communities. Many of our investment teams assess gender diversity as part of their company analysis. 

Human rights and modern slavery

Almost 50 million people are living in situations of modern slavery globally*, while global events like armed conflict continue to threaten millions of people’s human rights. Companies that fail to manage these issues may face an increasing level of scrutiny, in addition to legal, reputational and financial implications. 

Nature and biodiversity

Nature is the foundation of our economy, society and life itself, and biodiversity supports all life on our planet. However, biodiversity is eroding at a pace that is severely damaging the natural ecosystems that provide us with food, water and clean air. As long-term investors, we believe biodiversity loss and land degradation is financially material and addressing it is crucial to achieving a net zero and climate resilient future. Protecting nature is therefore in our own and our clients’ best interests.

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Read our latest annual
Responsible Investment Report

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Read our latest annual
Stewardship Report

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* 2021 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery