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Our investment strategies consider a range of factors that may impact the ability of holdings to generate returns. They include environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

What is integrated investing?

As long-term active investors, our research incorporates many different sources of information and takes a broad perspective on generating returns. That means all our strategies consider issues that could enhance or detract from the long-term growth of the assets we back. ESG-related considerations might cover the extent of a company’s investment in carbon emission-reducing technologies, how it deals with user privacy and the performance-related incentives it gives its managers.

How does Baillie Gifford integrate ESG?

When thinking about environmental, social and governance matters, we consider ESG factors as an input to investment analysis, and we think about how these factors might impact long-term value creation.

Ultimately, investment materiality – the relevance of the factors to financial performance – is what matters. For us, ESG integration is synonymous with long-term investment.

Integrated strategies

  1. A surfer in the middle of a crashing wave at sunset.

    ACWI ex US All Cap

    An international portfolio seeking long-term compounding, combining developed and emerging markets – with 30+ years of experience.
  2. Young Indian woman waiting for a train at subway station in India.

    Asia ex Japan

    A patient strategy in fast-paced markets. Embrace diverse growth opportunities in the hope of capitalising on inefficiencies.
  3. Aerial Photo Shots of Spring Blossom Bridge in Shenzhen, China.


    A diversified portfolio of 40-80 of the best growth companies in China, regardless of listing location, size or weight in an index.
  4. Scientist wearing protective equipment in a laboratory moving a tray of equipment.

    China A Shares

    A concentrated portfolio of 25-40 high-growth companies that are listed in China’s domestic market.
  5. Ocean wave at sunset time, Indian Ocean, Maldives.

    Developed EAFE All Cap

    An international portfolio focused on long-term compound growth, exclusively investing in developed markets – with 30+ years of experience.
  6. An aerial view of a large lake inside a valley at sunset.

    Diversified Growth

    Investment across a wide range of asset classes with the aim of achieving attractive long-term returns at lower risk than equities.
  7. A half moon sits above a snowy mountain top at sunset.

    Diversified Return

    We look to deliver attractive returns over the long term with reduced volatility, via a portfolio invested across a broad range of asset classes.
  8. An aerial view of a surfer at the end of a rolling wave.

    EAFE Plus All Cap

    With exposure to emerging markets, this international portfolio with 30+ years’ experience seeks long-term growth.
  9. Aerial view of a boat sailing along the Yamuna river at sunset surrounded by seagulls along the coast in New Delhi, India.

    Emerging Markets All Cap

    Our longest-standing Global Emerging Markets portfolio, targeting the world’s best Emerging Market companies with a diversified approach.
  10. A cross-sea bridge in the fog at night in liaoning, China.

    Emerging Markets Concentrated Growth

    A highly concentrated Emerging Markets portfolio, our purest form of Emerging Markets stock-picking.
  11. Aerial view of people fishing in traditional outrigger boat in lake with cloud reflections from above in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

    Emerging Markets ex China

    Seeking to provide exposure to the best Emerging Market opportunities outside of China, an increasingly common consideration for investors.
  12. An aerial view of Vietnamese women fishing with traditional nets in shallow water with their wooden boats nearby.

    Emerging Markets Leading Companies

    A more concentrated Global Emerging Markets portfolio of 35-60 stocks. Seeking strong opportunities to own for the long term.
  13. A view of three terraced houses by the canal side in Amsterdam.

    Europe ex UK

    Elevate your portfolio with Europe's outliers - exceptional companies with exciting potential.
  14. Woman paddleboarding on Sylvenstein lake, Germany.

    Global Alpha

    Ambitious growth investing in exceptional companies, prioritising long-term sustainability and competitive advantages for lasting success.
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    Global Core

    With over 20 years of experience, our Global Core strategy offers tailored asset allocation to invest in Baillie Gifford's regional equity ideas.
  16. Astronomical Observatory under the starlit sky filled with the milky way.

    Global Discovery

    We look for early-stage transformative companies poised for long-term growth, scaling up to shape the next decade's success.
  17. Three intrepid cyclists exploring scenic mountain trails on their high-performance bike.

    Global Income Growth

    Balancing current income needs and long-term capital growth, aiming for comprehensive, enduring returns.
  18. Abstract depiction of DNA against a dark blue background.

    Health Innovation

    Investing in solutions-driven healthcare companies addressing societal challenges, with the aim of generating strong returns.
  19. Loch Coruisk viewed from a moantain top from above the valley.

    International Alpha

    Invest in compounders, rapid growth, cycle winners, and capital allocators for what we hope will prove a robust, opportunity-driven portfolio.
  20. Person on mountain summit with night sky

    International Concentrated Growth

    Looking for outstanding global firms transforming societies and economies, seizing significant market share opportunities.
  21. Silhouette of a man standing by a lake shore and looking at a beautiful aurora borealis on the sky with reflections on the calm lake.

    International Growth

    Sustainable success, global reach: We aim to invest in growth companies with enduring competitive advantages and forward-thinking cultures.
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    International Smaller Companies

    Dedicated to discovering exceptional small companies in untapped markets, investing with an ownership mindset aiming for optimal growth.
  23. A museum display of seashells with handwritten descriptions.

    Investment Grade Bond

    We aim to balance risk and reward, seeking fundamentally-strong companies for attractive returns and long-term market outperformance.
  24. High angle view of people walking at subway station in Kyoto, Japan.

    Japan All Cap

    Discover Japan's untapped potential. Focusing on fundamentals, we try to find mispriced, under-appreciated growth opportunities.
  25. Robotic arm welding in a futuristic assembly automotive manufacturing plant.

    Japan Growth

    Unearthing Japan's hidden opportunities, our strategy targets emerging disruptors, strong franchises, and corporate reform for growth.
  26. Asian female traveller photographing the spectacular nature scenics of Arashiyama Bamboo forest with smartphone while travelling in Kyoto, Japan.

    Japan Income Growth

    We try and find Japan's undervalued assets through a fundamentals-driven approach for investors seeking potential growth opportunities.
  27. Landscape view of Mount Fuji at night with a starlit sky.

    Japan Smaller Companies

    With in-depth insight into Japan's history, we aim to uncover undervalued opportunities for investors.
  28. Landscape of a still rippled ocean at dusk in mild weather with clouds across the sky.

    Long Term Global Growth

    Concentrated portfolios of potentially game-changing companies, reshaping returns and embracing future structural shifts for success.
  29. Photo of a ballet dancer backstage having the last preparations before her performance.


    We have 30+ years of experience in uniting exceptional global equity and bond opportunities, balanced with cash for a top-tier idea portfolio.
  30. Man silhouette on background of famous Risin og Kellingin rocks and cliffs of Eysturoy and Streymoy Islands seen from Kalsoy Island. Faroe Islands, Denmark. Landscape photography

    Multi Asset Growth

    We look to deliver attractive returns over the long term with reduced volatility, via a portfolio invested across a broad range of asset classes.
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    Pan Europe

    We seek out Europe's standout companies with the potential to deliver exceptional investment returns.
  32. Close up shot of the lines of a palm leaf.

    Strategic Bond

    A corporate bond strategy focused on the long-term success of companies, hoping to deliver lasting value and growth for client portfolios.
  33. Tower Bridge viewed from an alleyway in London.

    UK Alpha

    A selection of carefully chosen businesses with a five-year-plus investment horizon.
  34. Rodel Saltmarsh on Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe.

    UK Core

    A focused strategy investing in British businesses for 5+ years, aiming for exceptional earnings growth and value.
  35. Close up of green and blue Greenwinged Macaw feathers

    Unconstrained High Yield Bond

    Trying to discover companies with exceptional strengths for a high-performing, long-term investment portfolio.
  36. Winding empty road through arid desert landscape.

    US Alpha

    We focus on growing businesses across diverse opportunities that we hope will drive exceptional returns over time.
  37. Green and orange smoke dispersing in the air over a black background.

    US Discovery

    Transformative investing: Capturing early opportunities in small-to-mid cap firms with potential for growth and success.
  38. A colourful semi cicle of neon lights with lines of blue dots flaring out from the centre.

    US Equity Growth

    Investing in innovative, high-growth US companies that we believe may be at the forefront of global change.
  39. Astronomical Observatory under the stars.

    Worldwide Discovery

    Finding early opportunities in small-to-mid-cap firms with the aim of discovering lasting growth and success.

All our investment capabilities

These ESG categories are Baillie Gifford’s own. We do not intend them to align with any jurisdiction’s current or future regulatory regimes. We assign products to these categories at an investment strategy level. You should not assume that any portfolio (including any funds) managed under the relevant strategy will align with the strategy’s ESG categorisation. Investors should refer to a fund’s prospectus or other offering documents to ascertain its approach to ESG investment.

Important information

The content of this website is intended exclusively for professional investors in accordance with MiFID legislation. ’Professional investors’ are potential investors who are deemed to have the status of “professional clients”, within the meaning of MiFID (2004/39/EC), as transposed in Ireland. It is not intended for retail investors.

Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (Reference number C182354) as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and UCITS Manager to Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds plc. Its registered office is 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279, Ireland.

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