The need for sustainable investing

The world is waking up. Climate change, demographics, and the need for social justice are at the top of the agenda. Biodiversity is quickly moving up the agenda, too.

 

The world of investment is catching up. An increasing number of funds now boast of their ESG (environmental, social & governance) credentials. Yet only a few walk the talk.

Jupiter has been at the forefront of sustainable investing for more than 30 years. The members of our sustainable investing team have dedicated their careers to it. And Jupiter as a company is firmly committed to sustainability.

 

One belief sits at the core of everything we do – that, as active fund managers, we have an important role to play in the transition to a more sustainable world. Since 1988, we’ve been pioneering investment solutions to address some of the greatest challenges facing society and our planet.

 

Much like the standards we set the companies we invest in, we hold ourselves to account in supporting the transition to a more sustainable world economy, including our group-wide commitment to being carbon neutral by 2050. With a broad and expanding range of sustainable investment funds, managed by highly experienced and proven teams why not explore the ‘value of active minds’. More information on our range of sustainable funds is below.

Jupiter's corporate commitment to sustainability

Jupiter has been committed to sustainable and environmental investing since it was founded in 1985. The Jupiter Ecology Fund, launched in 1988, was one of the first sustainable solutions funds in the UK and was widely considered a pioneering investment strategy. As a high conviction active asset manager, Jupiter remains at the leading edge of impact and sustainable investing today.

 

The Jupiter Global Sustainable Equities Fund, launched in April 2018, is aligned to the UN Global Compact, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and to net zero emissions by 2050 to support a 1.5˚C climate scenario in line with the Paris Agreement.  

 

As a high conviction, active asset management company, Jupiter is firmly committed at the corporate level to sustainability. In March 2021, Jupiter formalised its commitment to achieving net zero emissions across the full range of investments and operations by 2050 by becoming a signatory of the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. A full list of Jupiter’s corporate commitments to sustainability is shown below.

 
 
“We have a responsibility and an opportunity to do all we can to effect change by engaging and influencing the companies we invest in to adopt more sustainable businesses.”
Andrew Formica, CEO, Jupiter
 

Andrew Formica

Jupiter’s ESG endorsements

The UK stewardship code

Jupiter has received the highest rating (tier 1) by the UK’s regulator for its approach to stewardship.

PRI Principles for responsible investment

Jupiter has received the top rating (A+) from the world’s leading global responsible investment association.

Investment 20/20

Jupiter is an employer-signatory to Investment20/20, an initiative to promote investment management to diverse talent through school leaver and graduate trainee programmes.

CDP disclosure insight action

Jupiter is a founder-signatory to the CDP, the global environmental disclosure platform.

Climate action 100+

Jupiter collaborates with other investors through Climate Action 100+ to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.

FAIRR a coller initiative

Jupiter is a member of this collaborative investor network on ESG risks and opportunities relating to intensive animal farming.

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

Jupiter is a member of the Institutional Investors’ Group on Climate Change, the European membership body for investor collaboration on climate change.

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Jupiter’s annual report meets the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures.

Pensions for purpose

Jupiter is a member of Pensions for Purpose, a collaborative initiative of impact managers, pension funds, social enterprises and others involved or interested in impact investment.

The investor forum

Jupiter is a regular participant in the UK Investor Forum, the collective engagement platform for investors to escalate material issues with the boards of UK-listed companies.

The green bond principle

Jupiter is a member of the Green Bond Principles, promoting transparency and integrity in the green bond market.

Women in finance charter

Jupiter is a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter, a pledge towards improving gender balance in the financial services sector.

WDi Workforce disclosure initiative

Jupiter is a signatory to the Workforce Disclosure Initiative, a group pushing for improved disclosure at listed companies.

30% club

Jupiter is a signatory to the 30% Club, a global campaign to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

UK sustainable investment and finance association

Jupiter is a member of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, promoting a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system.

RE 100

Jupiter is committed to sourcing 100% of the energy in our offices from renewable sources.

Finance for biodiversity
United Nations global compact
Net zero asset managers initiative
Living wage

Jupiter is a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, committing itself to align its operations and its investments with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, as well as a signatory of the UN Global Compact, committing it to upholding fundamental principles of responsible business behavior across human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti- corruption both in its own business and its investments. 

ESG investing at Jupiter

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Jupiter Global Sustainable Equities Strategy

Investing in companies leading the transition to a sustainable economy. Taking a stake in the highest quality companies who actively balance the needs of three core stakeholders: Planet, People and Profit.

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Environmental solutions

Jupiter Ecology Strategy – Focusing on impactful solutions since 1988