Investment Themes

The UN Sustainable Development Goals & Our Themes

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Translating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to investment opportunities provides us, our clients, and the wider industry, with a compelling means to contribute to sustainable development whilst aiming to achieve positive financial returns.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals​

Frame a public policy agenda around which sustainable development policies, plans and programmes should be framed at a national level.
Provide investors across all regions with a thematic framework around which public policy, reform and development priorities will be focused, catalyzing demand for innovation and new or increased investment.
Help businesses align with global priorities: companies can use the SDGs as an overarching guide to shape and steer the development and implementation of their own strategies.
Create opportunities for investors to look at how they can productively allocate capital to organizations responding to this dynamic – e.g. through innovation and development of sustainable products, services and solutions.

Our sustainable & social themes

Are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), translated for use in a financial markets context.
Look to identify and categorise companies based on commercialized outputs, products and services addressing major social and economic needs.
Not only help capital flow toward those issuers delivering positive change but offer potential strong sources of earnings growth and financial return – giving force to the notion of ‘doing well by going good’.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments Sustainable Themes
Sustainability Themes
Note: Use of the SDG logos does not imply UN endorsement.

Insights

24 November 2022

Roman Gaiser

Head of High Yield, EMEA

High yield enters unchartered waters

Higher inflation and interest rates are unknowns for the high yield bond market, but with inflation far above US and European 2% targets central banks are having to raise rates.
Read time - 5 min
21 November 2022

Steven Bell

Director, Multi Strategy Investments

Recession Watch: Europe and USA

We’ve been talking about recession for most of this year. So what’s going on?
Watch time - 7 min
17 November 2022

Net Zero: From commitment to implementation

Here we set out how Columbia Threadneedle Investments is working to implement its own commitment to transition relevant portfolios in a systematic and meaningful way to deliver for our clients.

Collaborative Insights and References

Aligned Columbia Threadneedle Investments Strategies

  • Social Bond Strategies

  • UK Ethical & Sustainable Strategy
  • Carbon Neutral Real Estate Fund
  • European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

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