Active Ownership


Engagement is more than just meeting with company management, it’s an opportunity to gain insight into a company’s approach to sustainability.

We engage on a broad range of topics, everything from understanding how a company is transitioning as climate risks intensify to responding to emerging trends like consumer backlash to single-use plastics. It also gives us the opportunity to share our expectations on corporate behaviour, for example our views on tax and efforts to prevent bribery and corruption.

Finally, engagement provides us with an opportunity to try and influence company interactions with their stakeholders; ensuring that the companies we invest in are treating their employees, customers and communities in a responsible way.

As an active investor, Schroders can make decisions on which companies to invest in rather than following a market index. This means we have a strong foundation from which to engage successfully.

Expertise in engagement

  1. Knowledge: We leverage the knowledge of over 400 active investors to really understand which sustainability issues matter to a company’s long-term performance.
  2. Relationships: We have built strong, long-standing relationships with the companies in which we invest, with our engagement history dating back to the year 2000.
  3. Impact: The insight gained through engagement can directly influence the investment case.
  4. Incentive: We have the power to reduce or even sell out of our holding if engagement is unsuccessful, or the option to avoid investing at all.

How do we escalate if we do not see the expected progress?


Engagement with companies

Schroders is keen to support all companies in developing a robust corporate sustainability strategy and promote transparency.


Sustainability analysis in practice

We unlock value for you by knowing how to best put these sustainability principles into practice



We use our voice to make sure these changes are happening

Important information:
What are the risks? Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of any overseas investments to rise or fall.


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Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 38 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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