INVESTING FOR A BETTER WORLD

We invest your money in companies and funds which work to protect the environment and tackle society’s biggest issues. And all without compromising your potential returns.  
 



Best Wealth Manager, UK for ESG – WealthBriefing European Awards 2021

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year and ESG Multi-Asset Fund of the Year – Sustainable Investment Awards 2021


INVESTING FOR A BETTER WORLD

We invest your money in companies and funds which work to protect the environment and tackle society’s biggest issues. And all without compromising your potential returns.

 


Responsible investing award winner – WealthBriefing European Awards 2021

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YOUR WEALTH MAKES A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE


If you invest with Coutts, you can rest assured that the companies and funds in your portfolio work to tackle climate change, treat staff fairly and behave responsibly.
 

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GOOD FOR THE FUTURE AND YOUR FUTURE RETURNS

Research shows investing your money in well-run, future-looking businesses is the best way to help safeguard your investments and deliver better returns over time.
 

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CENTRAL TO EVERYTHING
WE DO

 

For maximum impact, we have embedded this thinking into our process for all our investment products, not just one, standalone option.


When investing, the value of your investments, and the income you receive from them, can go down as well as up and you may not get back as much as you invested.

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YOUR WEALTH MAKES A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE

If you invest with Coutts, you can rest assured that the companies and funds in your portfolio work to tackle climate change, treat staff fairly and behave responsibly.
 

1180494132


GOOD FOR THE FUTURE AND YOUR FUTURE RETURNS

Research shows investing your money in well-run, future-looking businesses is the best way to help safeguard your investments and deliver better returns over time.
 

465871739


CENTRAL TO EVERYTHING WE DO

For maximum impact, we have embedded this thinking into our process for all our investment products, not just one, standalone option.

 

When investing, the value of your investments, and the income you receive from them, can go down as well as up and you may not get back as much as you invested.


“This isn't about what we believe, it's about what we do.”

 

Mohammad Syed, Head of Asset Management, Coutts

 

SHAREHOLDER POWER

We are proud to have used our power and influence as shareholders to encourage the companies in which we invest to operate in better ways.

We vote for change when necessary at shareholder meetings, and work with companies to help address any issues. We do this in partnership with leading responsible investing group EOS at Federated Hermes.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

When looking at whether a company or fund is suitable for our investment clients, we examine its plans to address three key areas – known as ESG:

  • Environmental – its impact on the environment.
  • Social – its impact on society.
  • Governance – its impact on the business environment. 

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE


We believe the battle against climate change is particularly urgent, and is as dangerous to the global financial system as it is to the environment. We address it in our clients’ investments in a number of ways, including:

 

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STRICT CARBON REDUCTION TARGETS
 

We’ve set two targets to reduce how much carbon comes from the companies in our client portfolios and funds:

  • 25% reduction on equity holdings by end 2021
  • 50% reduction on all holdings by end 2030 

In 2020 we reduced the carbon emitted by our funds and discretionary portfolios by 26% on average.


EXCLUDING ACTIVITY THAT’S BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
 

We won’t invest in any business that exceeds our criteria on:

  • thermal coal extraction
  • thermal coal generation
  • involvement in tar sands
  • arctic oil and gas exploration
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STRICT CARBON REDUCTION TARGETS

 

We’ve set two targets to reduce how much carbon comes from the companies in our client portfolios and funds:

  • 25% reduction on equity holdings by end 2021
  • 50% reduction on all holdings by end 2030 

In 2020 we reduced the carbon emitted by our funds and discretionary portfolios by 26% on average.


EXCLUDING ACTIVITY THAT’S BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
 

We won’t invest in any business that exceeds our criteria on:

  • thermal coal extraction
  • thermal coal generation
  • involvement in tar sands
  • arctic oil and gas exploration

“Climate change is an urgent priority – for our clients, for the companies we invest in, and for society. As long-term investors we believe these companies must have credible strategies that address its impact.”
 

LESLIE GENT, HEAD OF RESPONSIBLE INVESTING, COUTTS
 
MORE ON HOW WE’RE TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE
 

 

OUR PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES

Find out more about our approach to responsible investing, tackling climate change, voting and engagement, and exclusions.

 

Disclosures and policies

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