Financing a better tomorrow

Turning decades of experience into responsible investing solutions

Millions of people around the world rely on us to invest their money. We manage investments for a range of client types and together, they entrust us with more than US$34bn (as at 30 June 2023) invested in responsible investment strategies.

We have a long and rich history providing responsible investment solutions, launching the first ethical fund in Europe in the 1980’s. We launched the first daily liquid Social Bond Fund back in 2014 and the Sustainable Development Goal Engagement fund in 2019, and have continued to innovate.

Responsible and sustainable outcomes strategies

We offer a wide range of pooled ESG funds covering all the major asset classes, including multi–asset and alternatives. We are also able to tailor our expertise and tools to offer flexible fund design options with bespoke ESG criteria, tailored to suit a client’s preferences.

Funds in focus

CT Global Social Bond

A fund built to make a positive impact. Both socially and financially.

CT Net Zero Transition Low Duration Credit

A short-dated global credit strategy with a formal commitment to net zero by 2050.

CT UK Affordable Build to Rent

Investing in affordable housing can provide long-term sustainable, inflation-aligned income and diversify existing property exposure.

Responsible investment funds across markets

Public Markets

Private Markets

Related funds

Learn more about funds in this capability.

Transparent client reporting

Transparent client reporting is an important aspect of our offering. We produce detailed annual impact reports across many of our ESG strategies and supplement our standard reports with more meaningful ESG metrics. This allows clients to fully understand the ESG characteristics of their portfolio and see how our engagement activity is driving positive change.


Real Estate

Fixed Income


21 May 2024

Pauline Grange

Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Water in crisis – searching for solutions

With too much, too little or too toxic water the world is facing a water crisis. We explore key issues and challenges before highlighting some of the companies promoting better water management.
Read time - 3 min
26 April 2024

Albertine Pegrum-Haram

Senior Associate, Responsible Investment

Decarbonising Steel: redefining the value chain and the role of iron ore miners

The need to decarbonise is driving innovation in the steel sector, which in turn is reshaping the global value chain for one of its key inputs – iron ore.
Read time - 1 min
23 April 2024

Neeti Shah

ESG analyst

Rana Plaza 11 years on

2013’s disaster served as a wake-up call to the garment industry. How have factory conditions changed and how are we tackling related risks through engagement?
Read time - 3 min
22 April 2024

Olivia Watson

Senior Thematic Research Analyst

Regulation set to supercharge push on plastics

Voluntary recycled plastic goals haven't really worked, but markets representing 30% of global GDP now have firm targets. How will companies and investors cope?
Read time - 3 min
17 April 2024

In search of sustainability – following Highway 101

Travelling down the US west coast we met 25 companies in five days. Learn more about the tech and healthcare businesses shaping our future.
Read time - 3 min
11 April 2024

Stewardship quarterly - Q4 2023

Our report outlines our global active ownership, including a selection of engagement case studies.
Read time - 4 min
8 April 2024

Ellen Brauers

Associate, Responsible Investment team

The climate-health nexus: risks and opportunities  

As global temperatures rise what will be the implications for the global workforce and healthcare systems?
Read time - 3 min
28 March 2024

Chris Wagstaff

Head of Pensions and Investment Education

UK pensions news summary Q1 2024

Covering relevant updates on regulation, policy changes, investment strategies and industry trends, this quarterly UK pensions news summary serves as an essential resource for pension professionals seeking to stay informed.
Read time - 10 min
26 March 2024

Ebele Conroy

Investment Analyst, Global Research

Joe Horrocks-Taylor

Senior Associate, Analyst, Responsible Investment

Green machines: the future of transport

The transportation sector has a significant impact on global emissions, but technology innovations, policy changes and shifting behaviours can reduce this. How are the different modes progressing?
Read time - 5 min


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Investment strategies

We offer a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions covering global, regional and domestic markets and asset classes.

Responsible investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has a comprehensive range of investment funds catering for a broad range of objectives.

Responsible business

We aim to deliver positive outcomes that meet the needs of our stakeholders and we commit to always act responsibly, transparently and in the best interests of those who trust us to manage their investments.

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