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Socially Responsible Investment

We see sustainability as fundamental to the needs of tomorrow’s world, and it demands a new way of investing. At Santander Asset Management we are committed to this change, and we see Socially 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.

Santander Asset Management has joined the global Net Zero Asset Managers initiative as part of its commitment to fighting climate change. Operating in 10 countries, it aims to have net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and is the first Spanish asset manager among the 73 signatories to the initiative. Its decision is consistent with Banco Santander's push for leadership in sustainability. The decision is part of Banco Santander's firm commitment to be a global leader in sustainability, which is also committed to net zero emissions by 2050, supporteing by first decarbonization targets.

Santander Asset Management has a full-time dedicated SRI expert team - responsible for developing and implementing our ESG analysis methodology.  They go beyond industry benchmarks to bring added insight and conviction. Embedding ESG criteria enables our managers to identify crucial elements that determine competitive advantages and flag potential risks, giving them a more complete understanding of the assets analysed and enabling them to make better informed investment decisions.


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



We offer a range of SRI products and services to meet the demand of different types of clients. Currently we manage 73 SRI funds (62 funds + 15 pension funds) + 4 mandates (Go)*



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

Dissemination and development

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


  • Santander Asset Management signs 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.

  • SAM has over EUR 40.5 billion in SRI assets under management (June 2023).



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*Externally managed SRI products: Santander GO Global Equity ESG (Lux and Chile), Santander Prestiż Global Responsible Investment (Poland) and Global ESG Reais (Brazil).