ESG strategies

A recognised leader with over 30 years of responsible investing history.

 

We launched our first ethical equity strategy2 in 1989. Since then, we have broadened our capabilities to include ethical corporate bond2 and cautious managed portfolios2. In 2016 we further expanded our range with the launch of a global sustainable equity strategy. Today we manage USD 2.6 billion* in ethical and sustainable strategies2 and we are a leader in responsible investment. 

 

We monitor material environmental, social and governance issues associated with the industries and companies in which we invest through a wide range of channels. There is a strong relationship between our corporate governance team and our fund managers and stock analysts, which enables material non-financial information to be incorporated into our investment processes.

 

* as at 30 June 2020

Distinguishing characteristics

  • We strive to identify and understand the key environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks for each of the companies, industries and sectors in which we invest.
  • We recognise that stakeholder expectations about the role of corporations in society are changing and we believe we have wider responsibilities to encourage high standards in the companies we invest in.
  • We believe that a company’s ESG performance is most appropriately considered within the context of its industry’s competitive landscape, in relation to its peers and the geographic regions in which it operates.
  • An understanding of the ESG issues that a company faces therefore requires an in-depth knowledge of the sector in which it operates.
  • We work closely with the Responsible Investing team whose 14 members have over 30 years’ combined industry experience.

Our offering

Aegon Asset Management UK offer a broad range of strategies within the equities space.

Global Sustainable
UK Ethical

1Aegon AM US

2Aegon AM UK

3Aegon Real Assets US 

4Aegon AM NL