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Impact

Backing companies that can bring about real-world change and hold the potential to generate long-term growth.

What is impact investing?

We reserve the term for strategies that primarily seek to achieve growth by investing in companies aiming to make positive environmental and/or social impacts. You might wish to support companies involved in renewable energy, the electrification of transport or that otherwise benefit the planet. You might be equally interested in firms that make education more accessible or drive medical advances, among other inclusive aims. Our impact investments target such goals while pursuing strong returns.

How does Baillie Gifford measure impact?

We require our relevant strategies to do two things to ensure we invest in companies with a positive measurable impact 

First, they must have clear impact definitions and frameworks to identify which companies can make it into their portfolio and be able to explain why. Second, they must produce a report that sets out the impact rationale and impact measurement for every company in the portfolio. 

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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

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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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