Aberdeen Standard Investments Australia

Aberdeen Standard Investments is dedicated to helping investors around the world reach their desired investment goals and broaden their financial horizons.

We seek to provide world-class investment expertise across a breadth of markets and asset classes. Our full range of solutions span equities, multi-asset, fixed income, liquidity, sovereign wealth funds, real estate and private markets. Coupled with a wide range of investment approaches, we transform new investment ideas into practical investment products designed to deliver real value for money to investors.

With employees in more than 40 locations worldwide, our operations extend across global financial capitals and important regional centres. Today, we manage a total of $US562.9 billion of assets on behalf of governments, pension funds, insurers companies, charities, foundations and individuals across 80 countries.

As a responsible global investor, we leverage our scale and market position to raise standards in both the companies and industries in which we invest, and help drive best practice across the asset management industry.

2020

Collaborating with companies you invest in and partner with to deliver emission reductions

FAIRR Sustainable Proteins collaborative engagement

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FAIRR is a global network of investors addressing ESG issues in protein supply chains. ASI is actively involved in collaborative engagements with FAIRR, including with Woolworths Group, where we are seeking to ensure protein diversification and sustainability of supply chains, understanding climate change impacts of meat and dairy products and reducing carbon emissions.

Integrating Paris-aligned emissions reduction goals into your organisation’s investment policy or business strategy

Integrating climate change into our investments

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ASI has put in place a comprehensive, global approach to integrating climate change considerations into investment decisions, including in our Australian portfolios. This includes:

  • Governance oversight: Climate Change Strategy Group and sub-working groups
  • Disclosure: TCFD reporting
  • Approach: Formalised climate change approach
  • Research: External and internal
  • Engagement and voting: Collaborative and direct climate-related corporate engagement
  • Investment integration: Climate change scenario analysis across listed equities, fixed income and real estate, carbon footprinting
  • Collaboration and influence: Active participation in external collaborative initiatives, and engagement with policymakers and peers
  • Client solutions: Climate change and low-carbon solutions

We continue to build research-based evidence into our Australian investment processes and product development, and to meet growing client and regulatory development.

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