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Positive Change

Everyone wants to make a difference, and capital thoughtfully and responsibly deployed is a powerful mechanism for change. In seeking out companies whose products and services are providing solutions to global challenges, we believe a proactive investment approach can also be the basis of attractive investment returns.

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Investing to make a difference

We seek to invest in companies whose products and services can make a difference to society and the environment – all while generating exciting returns.

A shocking revelation: capitalism can power positive change

In this film, investment managers Kate Fox and Lee Qian explain why positive change really matters. They consider companies shaping the future across our four impact themes and show how purpose and profit can go hand in hand.

Profits complement purpose

Positive Change is a global equity strategy with two equally important objectives: to generate attractive investment returns (2 per cent per annum ahead of the MSCI ACWI over rolling five-year periods) and to contribute towards a more sustainable and inclusive world.

The performance target is aspirational and is not guaranteed. We don’t use it to compile the portfolio and returns will vary. A single performance target may not be appropriate across all vehicles and jurisdictions. We may not meet our investment objectives if, for example, our growth investment style is out of favour, or we misjudge the long-term earnings growth of our holdings.

Addressing global challenges

Positive Change is a concentrated global portfolio of around 35 stocks. Rather than relying on broad exclusionary screens, we leverage fundamental analysis to identify exceptional businesses we believe will prosper over the long term.  

Through their products and services, these businesses are addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges across our four impact themes: Social Inclusion and Education, Environment and Resource Needs, Healthcare and Quality of Life and Base of the Pyramid (the needs of those at the bottom of the global income ladder).

The two objectives we’ve set, to make attractive returns and to deliver positive change, are closely interlinked. They go hand in hand. They are complementary, not contradictory.
Kate Fox

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Strategy portfolio holdings

A list of the top 10 holdings that the representative portfolio invests in.

All figures up to: 31 January 2024

#Holding% of portfolio
1ASML8.4%
2MercadoLibre7.6%
3TSMC7.0%
4Shopify6.4%
5Dexcom5.1%
6Bank Rakyat Indonesia5.0%
7Moderna4.7%
8Deere & Co4.6%
9Xylem4.3%
10Autodesk4.2%

Strategy holdings by region

All figures up to: 31 January 2024

1North America52.70%
2Emerging Markets30.80%
3Europe (ex UK)16.00%
4Cash0.40%
Total 100%

Strategy holdings by region

All figures up to: 31 January 2024

Total: 100%

Please note

The information contained on this page is intended as a guide only and should not be relied upon when making investment decisions. All holdings information is unaudited. Source Baillie Gifford & Co. Please note that totals may not add due to rounding.

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How to invest in this strategy

You can invest in this strategy through the following fund(s).

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