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Sustainable Investing: aiming for positive impact alongside financial reward

Cardano, our approach to Sustainability

Cardano incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into all our investment analysis, decisions and advice. Empirical and academic evidence demonstrates that incorporating ESG risks leads to superior risk adjusted returns.

In addition to risk and return, Cardano also considers both the positive and negative real-world impact of our investment activities. The real-world impacts we have prioritised are:

  1. the climate crisis, including net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in-line with the Paris climate agreement
  2. promoting a fairer society, and
  3. sustainable emerging market development. By incorporating real-world impact, we better understand the risks and opportunities associated with the transition to a more sustainable world.

Cardano supports the aims of UK and EU policymakers in financing sustainable growth. The Cardano sustainability policies reflect that sustainability is a dynamic concept; with fast-evolving policy change, technology change, and corporate and investment practice. We set out our approach to sustainability through our policies, which will be periodically updated to ensure Cardano is at the forefront of sustainability innovation.

Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our own company activities. Social responsibility has always been at the core of our culture and how we run our business. For example, our environmental-related corporate objective is to reduce our carbon footprint ahead of the Paris climate agreement and become a net zero firm by 2030.

Cardano is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UN Global Compact, and a member of IIGCC, PCAF, ICMA, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, Climate Action 100+, and The Diversity Project.

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Our inspiration

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    Policy

    Sustainable Investment Policy

    This document relates to our investment portfolios and sets out how we integrated ESG issues and real-world sustainability impact into our investment decision-making, stewardship and policy engagement.

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    Engagement Policy

    This Engagement Policy sets out how Cardano Risk Management Limited promotes and monitors the shareholder engagement activity of managers that are included in the portfolios that Cardano advises on and manages on behalf of clients.