Our Better World range of funds have been designed for your clients who want to harness the power of investment markets to have a positive influence on society and the planet.
CCLA is bringing its unique approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to individual and professional investors for the first time. Today, our funds are recognised as consistent strong performers and this, combined with our 60-year history of pioneering sustainable investment for charities, the church and local authorities, has seen CCLA grow to become the largest charity fund manager in the UK.
ESG has been integral to our approach since inception. It’s incorporated into every investment decision and guides our commitment to engage for positive change on the world’s most pressing issues, from climate change to modern slavery and mental health.
Our investment approach seeks to provide your clients with:
Access to high-quality companies with recurring, growing cash flows
Companies and assets with attractive valuations
Strategies that offer sector and geographic diversification
Tried-and-tested approach that ensures portfolios are consistent with our mission to build a Better World.
Access to a highly experienced investment team
We aim to identify important trends that are driven by fundamental changes in the economy and couple this with detailed analysis of each prospective investment.
We pay little attention to the composition of any index against which a fund may be compared. We follow a clear, repeatable investment process that, we believe, identifies quality assets which will help deliver above average growth, trading at attractive valuations.
We believe that we can create long-term value for investors by selecting companies with the following characteristics:
Above average cash growth
Companies positioned in a growing market, making them well placed to increase in value.
Efficient capital allocation
Companies with a track record of wise capital allocation decisions shown through management’s skill to invest and distribute cash flows.
Predictable cash generation
Companies that have plentiful opportunities for future growth, typically operating in areas of the market less affected by short-term trends.
Companies with high-quality management teams and strong balance sheets that are well-run and resilient.
Enduring competitive advantage
Companies that demonstrate enduring competitive advantages, quantitatively measured on their cash flow return on investment and track record.
Meets or exceeds ESG minimum criteria
Companies operating above our minimum ESG standards.
How your clients can do a world of good with CCLA
Save with purpose
Investing is an effective way to put your money to work and potentially build wealth. Our approach to investing responsibly is to deliver positive change.
Invest in our collective future
Healthy markets require a healthy future, and CCLA is pushing for progress to meet the world’s sustainability challenges.
Target systemic issues
CCLA seeks to be a catalyst for change in the investment industry. By actively addressing sustainability challenges, we aim to limit risks before they negatively impact on the performance of our investors’ assets and the function of society.