Schroders Wealth Management is delighted to announce that it has won “Best Sustainability Offering – APAC” and “Best Sustainability & ESG Thought Leadership – APAC” at the inaugural WealthBriefing Wealth for Good Awards, 2022.
The awards have been designed to recognise ethical wealth management businesses around the world that are deemed to have “demonstrated commitment to the highest standards in relations to clients, colleagues and the wider community during the year.” They are adjudicated by a prestigious panel of independent judges. The panel noted that Schroders Wealth Management had “ESG strength in depth, with well developed proprietary tools for measuring carbon footprint and social impact.”
Robert Ridland, Head of Wealth Management Hong Kong, said:
“Our industry is uniquely positioned to achieve better outcomes for people and the planet through the way in which we invest for clients. I am incredibly proud to work for an organisation that embraced the need for change early on and has been investing for years in the tools that can help bring it about. I am very confident in stating that we have the market-leading sustainable investment offering in Asia. It draws on the resources of one of Europe’s largest asset managers while allowing for a high degree of customisation to meet the needs of our wealth management clients in Singapore and Hong Kong.
We strongly believe that incorporating sustainability considerations into our investment process makes financial sense for all of our clients, not just those who formally select a sustainable mandate. Our sustainable offering allows clients to go further and truly align their investments with their values. We provide data on the environmental and social impact of portfolios as standard in our quarterly reporting. We also map portfolios against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, allowing clients to focus on areas of particular interest to them.
We now manage close to US$9.5bn in sustainable investment mandates. This figure has doubled in the last 3.5 years – a result of both strong demand for our sustainable investment offering and impressive investment performance.”