Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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Leader in systematic equities across market cap weighted indices, smart beta and active quantitative strategies

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At Stewart Investors, we believe in putting people first. Our investment world-view is of a series of partnerships – with each other, with our clients, with the companies we invest in, the people who buy their goods and services, and with the wider society in which we all live and work.

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Australain Equities Growth Responsible Investment

Approach to Responsible Investment

Stewardship and ESG integration

Every business is deeply interconnected with environmental, social and governance concerns. ESG issues are no longer just a priority of governments and the public as investors and executives now realise that a strong ESG platform and robust practices to deal with these issues can protect a company’s long-term success. Conversely, poor ESG practices carry true costs and threats to a business. 

We believe that increased ESG awareness and implemented practices do not need to increase costs of doing business, in fact, strong ESG practices can increase revenue, lower costs and increase company’s returns.

The team seeks to generate strong long-term performance within a framework of high ESG awareness.  We invest in companies who have a strong or improving track record of ESG practices within their respective sectors.  Our ESG analysis for each of the companies under research/we invest in underscores our understanding of the financial and reputational impact ESG has on businesses.

Through our board and management engagement with companies, we gain a deep understanding of their ESG practices and potential risks involved and, at the same time, give an opportunity to help in creating better investments for our clients.


Climate Change Statement

Key climate-related risks in our team’s portfolio

How we identify these risks

How we address these risks

The targets and objectives we have set


Climate change (global warming) and CO2 emission is at the forefront of our thinking and dialogue with our investments’ management and boards. 

The current state of national and global political and public pressure means that future (energy) resources are being produced and utilised in an environmentally responsible manner. 

From all our investment exposures, we expect annual improvements towards a timely lower and acceptable carbon print, recognising that some industries will intrinsically have a heavier impact than other industries.  


The commitments and targets set out on this website are current as of today’s date. They have been formulated by the relevant First Sentier Investors (FSI) investment team in accordance with either internally developed proprietary frameworks or are otherwise, based on the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) Paris Aligned Investment Initiative framework. The commitments and targets are based on information and representations made to the relevant investment teams by portfolio companies (which may ultimately prove not be accurate), together with assumptions made by the relevant investment team in relation to future matters such as government policy implementation in ESG and other climate-related areas, enhanced future technology and the actions of portfolio companies (all of which are subject to change over time). As such, achievement of these commitments and targets set out on this website depend on the ongoing accuracy of such information and representations as well as the realisation of such future matters. FSI will report on progress made towards achieving these targets on an annual basis in its Climate Change Action Plan. The commitments and targets set out on this website are continuously reviewed by the relevant investment teams and subject to change without notice.