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Schroders joins GIIN, The Global Impact Investing Network

14 April 2021 Schroders

Global asset manager Schroders has announced a further step in its commitment to building a leading position in sustainability and impact investing.

It has joined the influential Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.

GIIN focuses on reducing barriers to impact investment to enable more capital to be directed to fund solutions in this space.

It has 350 members globally, including impact investment pioneer BlueOrchard, part of the Schroders Group, which has generated lasting positive impact for communities and the environment across the globe, while providing attractive returns to investors since 2001.

Schroders announced the majority-stake acquisition of BlueOrchard in 2019.

Schroders’ Group Chief Executive, Peter Harrison, commented:

“We’ve always been a purpose-driven organisation and our focus on impact investment aims to deliver strong financial returns, through our emphasis on the impact of our investments on people and the planet.

“Our clients increasingly recognise the tightening relationship between social impacts and financial returns and becoming a member of GIIN will support our journey towards being a global leader in this space.”

Schroders announced earlier this year that it had successfully integrated Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance factors into its decision-making across all investments.

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