ASI Launches Funds Targeting Climate Solutions and Opportunities
Global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) announced today the launch of the ASI Climate range, a new suite of climate-focused funds, targeting investments in companies leading on emissions reductions, supporting the shift to a low carbon economy, and benefiting from opportunities generated by the energy transition.
The range consists of 3 SFDR article 9 compliant funds including equity, bond, and multi-asset offering.
The Aberdeen Standard SICAV I – Global Climate and Environment Equity Fund invests in companies that offer sustainable solutions to the most carbon-intensive sectors of the economy through a thematic framework in combination with fundamental analysis.
The Aberdeen Standard SICAV I – Climate Transition Bond Fund invests in the leading emissions reducers and in companies with credible transition plans from high emission sectors, as well as projects that tackle the physical impact of climate change and decarbonization-focused solutions providers.
The Aberdeen Standard SICAV II – Multi-Asset Climate Opportunities Fund invests in climate solutions across sectors including clean energy, electric vehicles, and smart working technologies through equities, bonds, and renewable infrastructure.
Eva Cairns, Head of Climate Change Strategy, Aberdeen Standard Investments, said:
“Climate change is one of the largest threats of our time and impacts not only future generations, but also many countries and companies around the globe today. Tackling it requires trillions of dollars of investment every year to transform our world into one that emits net zero greenhouse gases. This transformation comes with significant opportunities for investors. To have real world impact, we need to look to the future and invest in the solution providers and companies that will help make this transition to net zero happen.”