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SDG Engagement High Yield Credit: H1 2020 Report

Seeking twin objectives of strong financial performance and positive social and environmental impacts that contribute to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we launched SDG Engagement High Yield Credit in October 2019.

Engaging for change

In our first full financial half-year, we adapted to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic and market sell-off to initiate engagements with 78% of our portfolio companies on objectives aligned with the SDGs. Our H1 2020 report explains our integrated investment and engagement strategy for achieving outperformance and impact, examines which SDGs our engagements have most strongly been aligned with so far and provides case studies illustrating the clear focus and measurable outcomes guiding this activity.

Risk profile

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Targets cannot be guaranteed. The value of investments and income from them may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the original amount invested.

The holdings discussed in this report do not represent all of the securities held in the portfolio and it should not be
assumed that the above securities were or will be profitable. This information does not constitute a solicitation or offer to any person to buy or sell any related securities or financial instruments.

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