Sustainable Food and Water

Investing in food and water systems for a sustainable future

Building a sustainable food and water strategy

 Water management: water treatment; water infrastructure and utilities; water recycling

 Agricultural equipment: advanced farming equipment and technologies; food processing and testing

Agricultural inputs: biotech fertilisers and advanced seeds; animal welfare, crop protection and pest control

Food production and processingsustainable farming and fishing; healthy food and drink production

 Packing distribution and recycling: food trading, transport and storage; sustainable packaging

 Food retail: sustainable food stores, restaurants and services

Investment process

Important information

All investments, domestic and foreign, involve risks including the risk of possible loss of principal. The market value of the portfolio may decline as a result of a number of factors, including adverse economic and market conditions, prospects of stocks in the portfolio, changing interest rates, and real or perceived adverse competitive industry conditions. Investing overseas involves special risks including among others, risks related to political or economic instability, foreign currency (such as exchange, valuation and fluctuation) risk, market entry or exit restrictions, illiquidity and taxation. These risks exist to a greater extent in emerging markets than in developed markets. Investments that focus on a single theme or sector are more susceptible to the risks within those market segments, and may exhibit greater price fluctuations which differ from those of strategies that are less specialized and/or more diversified.

This document is intended to be for informational purposes only and is not intended as promotional material in any respect. The material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. The material is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice, or investment recommendations.

The views and forecasts contained herein are those of the Global Resource Equities team and are subject to change. The information and opinions contained in this document have been obtained from sources we consider to be reliable. No responsibility can be accepted for errors of facts obtained from third parties. Reliance should not be placed on the views and information in the document when taking individual investment and/or strategic decisions. Schroders has expressed its own views and opinions in this document and these may change.

The success of any quantitative ESG research model depends largely upon the effectiveness of the investment team’s quantitative model. A quantitative model, such as the risk and other models used by the investment team requires adherence to a systematic, disciplined process. The team’s ability to monitor and, if necessary, adjust its quantitative model could be adversely affected by various factors including incorrect or outdated market and other data inputs. Factors that affect a security’s value can change over time, and these changes may not be reflected in the quantitative model. In addition, factors used in quantitative analysis and the weight placed on those factors may not be predictive of a security’s value. No investment strategy, technique or model can guarantee future results or eliminate the risk of loss of principal.

The opinions stated include some forecasted views. We believe that we are basing our expectations and beliefs on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of what we currently know. However, there is no guarantee that any forecasts or opinions will be realized.

Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (“SIMNA Inc.”) is registered as an investment adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and as a Portfolio Manager with the securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. It provides asset management products and services to clients in the United States and Canada. Schroder Fund Advisors LLC (“SFA”) markets certain investment vehicles for which SIMNA Inc. is an investment adviser. SFA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIMNA Inc. and is registered as a limited purpose broker-dealer with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and as an Exempt Market Dealer with the securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. This document does not purport to provide investment advice and the information contained in this material is for informational purposes and not to engage in a trading activities. It does not purport to describe the business or affairs of any issuer and is not being provided for delivery to or review by any prospective purchaser so as to assist the prospective purchaser to make an investment decision in respect of securities being sold in a distribution. SIMNA Inc. and SFA are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Schroders plc, a UK public company with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange. Further information about Schroders can be found at www.schroders.com/us or www.schroders.com/ca.

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