Sustainable investing

More people are now considering how investing can grow their savings as well as have a positive impact on the world

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If you’re thinking about investing, be mindful that your money can go down as well as up. It’s possible you may get back less than you invest. While you can access your money at any time, please only consider investing money you won’t need for at least 5 years.

How can you invest sustainably

  • Join the Investment Hub for a convenient way to start and track investments online
  • Open a Stocks and Shares ISA or Investment Account and choose where you want to invest by selecting from our fund range
  • Choose from a range of funds with an objective of having a positive impact across Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, including the Santander Asset Management GO Global Equity ESG fund

Can you invest?

  • You need to be 18 or over
  • You need to be a UK resident

 

When you invest, you choose funds to hold in your account. Your money is then invested in those funds and the companies contained within that fund. The value of your investment is linked with the performance of the funds, going up and down over time.
 
Every fund has an investment objective. It defines how the fund manager chooses which companies to include in the fund. When a fund is suitable for investors with Environmental, Social or Governance (ESG) preferences, this means the fund manager will usually include or consider ESG factors when choosing investments for that fund. 

Check the fund’s objective
Reading a fund's objective will help you learn whether the fund has a particular emphasis on environmental impact, education, health, social responsibility, human rights, diversity, animal welfare, sustainable governance, or other issues. You can then be comfortable that your choice of fund(s) aligns with your views around sustainability. 
 
Balance risk with sustainable investing
When choosing to invest in one or more funds with an ESG objective, you still need to consider the prospect of your investment value changing over time. Remember that the value can go down as well as up. You should always balance this risk with your wish to invest sustainably.

  • Join the Santander Investment Hub or, if you’ve already joined, log on through your online banking.
  • We have a range of sustainable funds available for execution-only investing. Join the Santander Investment Hub or, if you’ve already joined, log on through your Online Banking.
  • Decide if you want to invest through either a Stocks & Shares ISA or an Investment Account. Tip: Using a fund’s ISIN number is a quick way to find that fund.
  • Think about the fund’s objective and risk rating before deciding to add to your investment.

The list below shows funds available on the Investment Hub with an ESG objective, including the newest addition to the platform, the Santander GO Global Equity ESG fund. We’re not presenting the list as a recommendation, simply as a way to help you find funds with an ESG objective if you’re considering sustainable investing.

As with all funds, there are varying degrees of risk associated with each of the funds listed. You should make sure you're comfortable with the level of risk before investing.

Fund (A-Z)ISIN
7IM SUSTAINABLE BALANCE "C" ACCGB00B1LBFZ86
7IM SUSTAINABLE BALANCE "C" INCGB00B1LBG003
Acumen ESG Protection Portfolio "A" GBPIE00BKBNVB56
JANUS HENDERSON GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE EQUITY "I" (GBP) INCGB0005030043
Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity Fund I AccGB00B71DPP64
Janus Henderson Institutional Global Responsible Managed Fund I AccGB00B4LMJ388
Janus Henderson UK Responsible Income Fund I IncGB0005030373
M&G Global Select Fund - Sterling Class I Accumulation sharesGB00B77HHZ62
M&G Global Select Fund - Sterling Class I Income sharesGB00B556Q879
Santander GO Global Equity ESG "RKP" (GBP) AccLU2013631366
Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders Fund Class B (Acc) GBPGB0033874768
Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders Fund Class B (Inc) GBPGB00B57S0V20
Stewart Investors Worldwide Leaders Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) GBPGB0030978729
Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) GBPGB00B7W30613
Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class B (Inc) GBPGB00B8319S60
THREADNEEDLE UK SOCIAL BOND "Z" (GBP) ACCGB00BF233790
THREADNEEDLE UK SOCIAL BOND "Z" (GBP) INCGB00BF233915

If you’re not sure about investing, please get in touch with one of our Investment Advisers.

Why choose Santander?

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Award 2018
Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Award 2019
Moneyfacts Awards 2020 – Best Stocks and Shares ISA Provider award