UBAM Positive Impact Equity is the first listed equity fund launched by UBP under an impact investment mandate – we have had an influence on the strategy’s development over the last 18M since its infancy. The strategy makes it well positioned to capitalise upon the global commitment to achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
It is a high-conviction, bottom up listed equity strategy focusing on the European market and targeting the ‘fixers’ to sustainability challenges, focusing on products/services impact. The strategy interprets the UN SDGs into actionable foci for investment, resulting in the six investable themes: Basic needs, Health and wellbeing, Inclusive & Fair economies, Healthy ecosystems, Climate stability, and Sustainable communities. The fund managers believe that only a strong, ambitious impact investment approach can help capitalise effectively on these pressing world needs and create superior returns while maximising positive impact. The fund’s investment process is market-leading through its emphasis on systematic engagement throughout, thorough impact assessments and focus on impact measurement. The team takes a long-term view on investment, as only this allows effective engagement and reaping the return benefits of the structural trends underlying the sustainable investment themes.