How do the Trends score on sustainability?
AtlasTrend's managed funds aims to make a greater positive contribution to the UN SDGs than the MSCI benchmark index.
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Written by Kent Kwan
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When selecting, retaining or realising the investments, AtlasTrend takes into account how it impacts the Trend’s overall contribution to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for a better world by 2030.

The target is for each of the Trends to have a better SDG contribution than the benchmark index being the MSCI World Net Total Return Index ex Australia (MSCI World Index) while aiming to deliver competitive returns.

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The SDG is a leading global framework officially adopted by 193 countries around the world with 17 goals including ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and combating climate change.

How are SDG scores calculated?

Using an independent third party data provider, each Trend is measured for its aggregate SDG contribution.

This SDG contribution for an underlying investment is typically measured as the amount of revenue that each underlying company generates from goods and services they produce or sell that contribute to one or more of the SDGs plus any research and development spend towards the SDGs as a proportion of its total revenue.

This SDG contribution is aggregated for every underlying investment to arrive at a portfolio SDG contribution measurement for each of the Trends (SDG Score).

SDG Targets and Scores

AtlasTrend’s aim is for each Trend’s SDG Score to be better than the SDG Score of the MSCI World Index.

Want to learn more about the SDGs?

Learn more about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals here. All SDGs are interconnected, underpinned by 169 measurable targets, and act as a roadmap for transitioning to a better, more sustainable world.

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