Investment Themes

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and our Themes​

Translating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to investment opportunities provides us, our clients, and the wider industry, with a compelling means to contribute to sustainable development whilst aiming to achieve positive financial returns.

Columbia Threadneedle's Proprietary Responsible Investment Ratings

As an active manager, it’s our duty to consider factors that can pose a risk to or enhance client assets. We have added to our extensive fundamental research effort by launching an innovative responsible investment (RI) ratings system that combines an assessment of a company’s financial stewardship with a view on how well it manages its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks.

How intangible assets reveal latent value

It has long been accepted practice to account for intangible assets when valuing companies. Over time this has increased in importance. But valuation methods vary and there are big differences in how investors approach the subject.

ESG- It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it

Improving trustee engagement with Environmental, Social and Governance risk factors through better framing and explaining.

Defined Contributon - the Future Book

The 2020 edition of the DC Future Book, published by the Pensions Policy Institute in association with Columbia Threadneedle Investments, has found that UK Defined Contribution (DC) pension assets are growing, despite a challenging start to the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Defined Contribution - DC investment

It’s time for investment to do more of the heavy lifting

Defined Contributon - DC decumulation

Generating retirement outcomes to be enjoyed and not endured

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