Our funds share four impact goals
We are thematic investors. Across all our strategies, we focus on four specific goals or themes to help us source and select compelling investment opportunities. Closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, these four themes reflect social and environmental trends that are shaping our world.
Investing in solutions that improve physical and mental health & well-being
Two thirds of Australian adults are overweight or obese. This increases likelihood of developing many chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, back problems, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and diabetes.
We look for businesses that improve physical and mental health through prevention and treatment.
Investing in skills to boost employability and productivity
710,000+ young people under 25 in Australia were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in Dec 2020. This was up 15% on the year before.
Across the Bridges funds, our Future Skills focus looks to invest in solutions that strengthen after school programming, vocational training, and companies that support better quality jobs and training for the workforce.
We look for businesses that boost skills, productivity and strengthen pathways to employment
Investing in the transition to a lower-carbon economy
In June 2022, Australia committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 43% by 2030. The 6th IPCC Assessment report highlights the importance of bettering these targets to keep temperature rises to 1.5C.
We look for businesses that reduce adverse impact on the natural environment and human health.
Investing in solutions that improve access to opportunities and services
According to the Social Economic Index of areas, the most disadvantaged communities in Australia tend to be in rural and regional areas. Indigenous Australians are disproportionately more likely to live in these communities.
We look for businesses that improve access and increase economic dynamism in underserved communities.