Multi-Impact Growth Fund report

Findings of the first annual impact report

02 October 2019

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Investors are increasingly concerned about the impact of their investments and we’re helping to achieve financial goals, while contributing to a better world.

We’re increasingly thoughtful about how we live. A growing number of investors care about what their money funds and the impact it generates, and are looking to invest both to achieve their financial goals and to contribute to a better world.

Our Multi-Impact Growth Fund (MIGF) offers investments intended to deliver just that. Its latest report shows how selected fund managers have tried to achieve these aims and illustrates the fund’s impact on the world.

Making positive contributions

During the MIGF’s first year, it invested in one fund whose companies helped generate 90,872MWh of renewable energy in a year – enough to power 29,000 homes annually. Another MIGF holding is a fund whose companies displaced 4,000 tonnes of coal in Asian cities, improving air quality equivalent to taking over 3,000 diesel trucks off the road for a year. Another fund invested in companies supporting 12 registered housing providers that manage nearly 600,000 homes in the UK.

The MIGF report looks in detail at the 14 managers we’ve selected for their potential to deliver strong financial returns and their impact on key social and environmental issues. It also showcases companies in the fund trying to address six significant global issues: food and agriculture, clean energy, environmental footprint, employment and education, health and well-being, and transportation and infrastructure.

For example, did you know that 1.3 billion tonnes of food – one third of global production – is never consumed? At the same time, UNICEF estimates that nearly half of the 5.3 million deaths worldwide of children aged under 5 in 2018 were attributable to undernutrition.

These are just some findings of the report, which notes the vast challenges we face, but also the positive contributions that investments can make. We encourage investors to read more about the MIGF [PDF, 7.8MB] and also to consider the impact that their investments are making today – and can make in the future. The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than what you originally invested.

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The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than what you originally invested.

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