Downing invests for return while caring for the world. ESG is a set of tools to enable this, including the integration of material factors to investments and risks, reporting, transparency and active ownership and structured engagement for positive outcomes.
property developments funded since 2017
special education needs school spaces
UK homes forecast equivalent annual electricity generated
care home beds
"Investors provide debt and equity and facilitate access to capital. This gives us a powerful role in achieving net gain for climate and nature, positive societal outcomes with access to the systems for a society to function, and structures for boards, management teams and shareholder rights that provide strong governance."
Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment
Investing for Return. Caring about the World.
2022’s Sustainability Report goes through our activities as a sustainable investor, lays out our key ESG milestones and achievements, outlines the environmental impact of our greenhouse gas emissions, and gives an overview of our investor voice through stewardship.
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Solar sheep maintain the land in which a solar farm is located in a fully sustainable and eco-friendly way while enabling dual purpose land use. The sheep support the biodiversity of the area by avoiding the use of pesticides, thus allowing local wildlife and pollinators to flourish and thrive. They also offer a low cost yet highly effective method for stopping grass and weeds from overgrowing.
Earth Energy Education
Downing is pleased to be partnering with Earth Energy Education, a company dedicated to getting children out of the classroom and visiting renewable energy sites across the UK to educate them about green energy.
Open Bionics is one of Downing's portfolio companies and has developed the "Hero Arm". The Hero Arm is the world’s most affordable multi-grip prosthetic arm, with multi-grip functionality and empowering aesthetics. Engineered and manufactured in the UK, the Hero Arm is a lightweight and affordable myoelectric prosthesis, now available in over 800 locations in the US, UK, Europe.
Downing alongside 17 investors calls for climate clarity from FTSE companies
November 28, 2023
October 3, 2023
Downing LLP engages with Nature Action 100
September 29, 2023
September 29, 2023