Our Perspective on Sustainability
The Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) provide an ambitious roadmap for creating a more sustainable global economy and society by 2030 – from ending poverty to tackling climate change – and provide a useful framework for assessing the sustainability impact of our portfolio. We measure companies against the SDGs to see if they are positively, neutrally, or even negatively aligned. Many of our investee companies are already engaged in activities that are positively aligned to the SDGs and we are engaging with laggards to deliver better outcomes.
F&C Investment Trust's alignment to SDGs
The 17 SDGs are a framework for the future development of the planet in a sustainable way. By giving clear goals and measurable targets, they help investors like us make more informed, responsible decisions.
The SDG Alignment chart below shows how the listed companies we hold support the achievement of the SDGs through their products and services. This has been analysed by looking at the revenues that companies generate from their different product lines and assessing how these relate to the 169 individual SDG targets that underlie the goals. We also show negative links where some of the activities of our investee companies potentially conflict with the SDGs.
How we vote
We do not invest in companies involved in the production of tobacco or controversial weapons, or those involved in coal mining or power generation over certain revenue thresholds.