The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched in 2015 as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda. These were adopted by all UN member states as part of a common aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that everyone could enjoy peace and prosperity.
The SDGs are not legally binding, but provide a framework for governments, the private sector and wider society to achieve a better future for us all.
At Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), we naturally support these goals – as you’d expect from an organisation with our background in responsible investing (RI). And for our sustainable funds, the overlap is material. The funds aim to invest in companies that provide a net benefit to society, with a key part of this being the identification of companies that provide solutions to global challenges, such as climate change and poor health, while avoiding companies that exacerbate these problems. We also invest in companies that show ESG leadership in their sectors. This applies to both equity and credit in our sustainable multi asset funds.