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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.

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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

Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford & Co. Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited provides investment management and advisory services to non-UK clients. Both are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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