Capital at risk
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.
All our investment capabilities
Core growthLarge, diverse portfolios of growth-focused holdings built with benchmarks and reduced volatility in mind.
Equity and multi-asset incomeSeeking both dependable income and long-term capital growth.
Fixed incomeTargeting company and government bonds with a focus on long-term outcomes.
Flexible growthPortfolios containing a mix of firms focused on disruption, steady compounding and timely capital allocation.
High growthConcentrated portfolios of fast-growth companies, typically holding between 25 and 50 stocks.