Types of investment

Responsible investment

In a world where a genuine responsible investment partner is increasingly crucial, Columbia Threadneedle Investments aims to help investors move forward more confidently. With an even stronger commitment, and even greater strength of expertise, we are well positioned to support clients evolving needs.

Breadth of capability and depth of expertise in Responsible Investment

We strive to be responsible stewards of our clients’ assets, allocating their capital within a framework of robust research and good governance, with a breadth of capability, and depth of expertise. Our industry leading resources provide deeper research, powerful analytics, and smarter insights, which enriches our knowledge on environmental, social and governance issues across asset classes, sectors and geographies.

We are active owners

Active ownership is central to our work. We recognise the positive role we can play as investors in driving real world change through our activities. Thoughtful engagement helps us to develop a more accurate understanding of a company. By building trust, we can have greater influence, drive positive change, reduce risk and enhance long-term performance. We have a 20-year track record of active ownership.

Award winning Responsible strategies and solutions

We have an extensive range of award-winning responsible strategies and solutions. Our evolving range includes all asset classes and covers the responsible investment fund spectrum. We continue to innovate to answer clients evolving need. Our reo™ service gives investors access to market leading engagement and proxy voting services.

Driving change

Investing responsibly is not a new idea for us. We were one of the earliest adopters of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and launched Europe’s first ethically screened equity and the UK’s social bond funds. We’ve been at the forefront of active ownership – engaging with companies for over 20 years, helping shape industry policies and standards.

It comes from a belief that applying responsible investment principles can reduce risk and enhance outcomes over the long term. It’s an ethos that continually pushes us forward to drive change through a more responsible investment approach – for us, our clients, and the wider world.

5 August 2022

ESG knowledge shared: August 2022

Keep up to date with responsible investing in our monthly roundup of highlights – interesting events, articles we’re reading, podcasts and more.
Read time - 4 min
9 June 2022

ESG knowledge shared: June 2022

Keep up to date with responsible investing in our monthly roundup of highlights – interesting events, articles we’re reading, podcasts and more.
Read time - 4 min
17 May 2022

Marcus Wilert

Vice President, Analyst Responsible Investment

Searching for solutions: an update on bee-harming pesticides

Read our update on the controversial use of bee-harming pesticides in agriculture – and whether there are any suitable solutions.
Read time - 5 min
4 February 2022

Lorraine Hau

Associate, ESG Analyst, Responsible Investment

Standing up for our digital rights

Companies need to keep pace with rapidly evolving regulations around our digital rights. Learn how and why we’re exerting our influence around this topic.
Read time - 3 min
4 February 2022

ESG knowledge shared: February 2022

Keep up to date with responsible investing through our monthly roundup of highlights – articles we’re reading, podcasts we’re enjoying, useful videos and more.
Read time - 3 min
27 January 2022

Alice Evans

Managing Director, Co-Head of Responsible Investment team

Setting out our engagement agenda for the year ahead

For over two decades we’ve been proactively engaging with businesses to drive positive change. In this article we explore where we’re focusing our efforts on 2022.
Read time - 4 min

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About us

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We look after investments for individual investors, financial advisers and wealth managers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds and other institutions.

Our funds

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

Types of investment

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