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.

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.
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
22 April 2021

Earth Day 2021: How investors can support a greener future

To support Earth Day's theme – Restore Our Earth – some of our fund managers and analysts present their thoughts on important environmental issues from an investment perspective and look at ways to support a greener future.
Read time - 20 min
20 April 2021

Money regrets – what can we learn from the pandemic?

Whether young or old, the risk of running out of money is a real worry.
Read time - 9 min
19 February 2021

Pauline Grange

Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Global Sustainable Outcomes, and how Covid-19 could change the world for ever

We talk to portfolio manager Pauline Grange about global equities and investing in companies which aim to address the world's biggest environmental and social challenges.
Listen time - 40 min
15 February 2021

Simon Bond

Director of Responsible Investment Portfolio Management

Doing good for society: the evolution of Responsible Investing

Simon Bond, Director of Responsible Investment Portfolio Management explains Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing and how his long-term passion for doing good for society without sacrificing financial return resulted in the launch of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund back in December 2013.
Read time - 3 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.