Funds Group: Aberdeen Funds
Management Company: Aberdeen Asset Management
Funds Affected: Aberdeen Asia Bond, Aberdeen Asia Pac ex-Japan Equity, Aberdeen China Opportunities, Aberdeen Diversified Alternatives, Aberdeen Emerging Markets Debt, Aberdeen Emerging Markets, Aberdeen Focused US Equity, Aberdeen Global Equity, Aberdeen Global High Income, Aberdeen Global Unconstrained Fixed Income Fund, Aberdeen International Equity, Aberdeen International Small Cap, Aberdeen Japanese Equities, Aberdeen Select International Equity, Aberdeen Total Return Bond, Aberdeen US Mid Cap Equity, Aberdeen US Multi-Cap Equity, Aberdeen US Small Cap Equity Inst.,
Principal Sustainable Investment Strategy: ESG Integration
With regard to equity funds, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) analysis is fully integrated into investment decisions for all equity holdings. As such, Aberdeen evaluates ESG factors as part of the investment analysis process and this forms an integral component of Aberdeen’s quality rating for all companies.
As for bond funds, Aberdeen examines the material risks of an investment across a spectrum of considerations including financial metrics, regional and national conditions, industry specific factors and ESG risks. ESG considerations are fully integrated across all asset classes. The management company assesses how these issues are managed and mitigated as well as the opportunities they might create for the issuer.