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Santander Assets Management Santander Assets Management

Sustainable and Responsible Investment

ESG beyond investment: the right way to look at finance

We see Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) as a source of value for investments. Our strategy reflects our commitment both to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.

The assumption of ESG criteria allows our managers to have a more complete vision of the assets to be invested in; to identify those differential elements that reflect competitive advantages and warn about potential risks; and - overall - to help us make more and better informed investment decisions.

Santander Asset Management has a full-time dedicated SRI expert team, which is responsible for developing and implementing our ESG analysis methodology. This methodology allows us to obtain an ESG score in order to have a better picture by incorporating extra-financial criteria into our assessment.

 

Santander Asset Management's commitment to SRI has several lines of action:

Investment

 

We offer a range of SRI products and services to meet the demand of different types of clients. Currently we manage nine* SRI funds.

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Training

 

We collaborate with universities and educational centres, organising and participating in events and training days in SRI.

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Dissemination and development

We participate in initiatives and organisations to help spread SRI, and which enable different organisations share best practice and understanding.

Highlights

  • Santander Asset Management sings UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment in July 2020. Signing the internationally-recognised Principles for Responsible Investment demonstrates our commitment to responsible investment, and places us at the heart of a global community seeking to build a more sustainable financial system.

  • Santander Asset Management held in 2019 its first SRI conference in Spain and Portugal, and actively participated in COP25, having organised 2 official events in the Green Zone.

  • SAM has over EUR 5 billion in SRI assets under management (July 2020).

 

 

ESG Policies

*Spain (Inveractivo Confianza, Santander Responsabilidad Solidario, the four products of the Santander Sostenible range, Santander Equality Acciones fund), Brazil (Fundo Ethical), and Portugal (Santander Sustentável Fund).