Baillie Gifford has undergone a gradual evolution in the incorporation of ESG matters into our investment process. We firmly believe there is no conflict between making money and achieving positive, sustainable change, despite the scale of the challenges ahead. A simple ruleof- thumb or negative screen are not in themselves viable solutions to addressing deeply embedded chronic problems on a global scale.
So, whereas many investment strategies adopt an ethical stance by avoiding companies with unsustainable, exploitative or environmentally damaging business practices, Baillie Gifford’s Positive Change strategy takes it one step further. Dual investment objectives of delivering long-term attractive returns for clients and having a positive impact on the world in which we live, mean that the strategy is proactive in selecting exceptional businesses that have a significantly positive impact.
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