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Responsible investing

We aim to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our investment decisions to generate sustainable, long-term returns.

ESG factors can materially impact a company’s long-term performance. Put simply, we believe companies that conduct their business in a responsible and sustainable way are more likely to deliver value over time.

Responsible investing is integral to our investment philosophy and approach. We invest in, and engage with, companies committed to long-term returns: these are likely to focus on stewardship, take account of their broader impact on society and avoid excessive risk-taking.

As at 31 December 2020:

  • Responsible Investment AUM: Assets managed according to at least one or more of the GSIA seven styles of sustainable investing – USD535.7 billion
  • Sustainable Investment AUM: All dedicated sustainably invested assets which are managed according to at least one or more of the GSIA styles of sustainable investing in addition to ESG integration and/or corporate engagement and shareholder action – USD12.2 billion*
  • Other: Assets where we do not yet formally implement at least one of the GSIA seven styles of sustainable investing – USD76.3 billion

Global Sustainable Investment Alliance
* One additional negative exclusion only alongside firm-wide exclusions is not sufficient to be included in Sustainable Investment AUM. This figure includes our multi-asset funds which can include investment in HSBC Asset Management funds.
Source: HSBC Asset Management