The ambition of the EQ Positive Impact strategy has always been to demonstrate that investors can make a positive impact through their investments while at the same time generating attractive financial returns.
Our mission at EQ Investors is to connect capital to sustainable businesses by offering impact investing to everyone.
For the first time, this year’s report explains the theory of change that we use to build our impact metrics and assess our investment impact towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Other highlights include a full quantification of associated positive social and environmental impacts, a deep-dive into how portfolios align to a lower carbon world, and progress reporting on our engagement activity.
As the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, we continue to see its effects on communities globally. Meanwhile, the urgency of the climate crisis makes our Positive Impact strategy more relevant than ever.
As we raise the bar for our own investment practice, we invite our peers in the finance industry to join us. This report explains how we drive change through engagement – and our engagement work this year has shown that our asset manager partners are more receptive than ever.
As always, we are keen to hear your feedback to help us improve year-on-year.