Access to clean water is one of the most critical global challenges affecting billions of people around the world. This actively managed fund invests in companies that provide solutions addressing the global water challenge by improving wastewater treatment, water efficiency, and access to safe drinking water.
Only 75% of people have access to clean and safe drinking water, yet, due to rapid urbanisation and population growth worldwide, demand for water only continues to increase. Because of climate change, some regions are already experiencing excessive flooding, while others are undergoing massive droughts and water shortages. Pictet Water invests in companies that address these challenges. The companies in the fund offer water technologies, infrastructure and wastewater treatment solutions, which are all urgently needed to ensure the supply and storage of clean, drinking water to all underserved populations.
3 years annualised
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A risk profile of a single stock or a mutual fund is an evaluation of the level of risk. It is assessed with a score from 1 to 7. The score is calculated with a standardized methodology based on the level of the volatility of the fund displayed during the previous 5 years.
The higher the value of the volatility the higher is the risk. A score of 1 is associated to lower risk, while a score of 6-7 to higher risk.
The estimated carbon footprints provide a static snapshot of how much CO2e emissions could be associated with an investment, assuming a one-year holding period. Estimates are based on Scope 1 and 2 emissions data from 2021. The analysis shows the estimated footprint associated with 1000€ invested. If you are curious, you can read more about how these are calculated.
The estimated water footprints provide a static snapshot of how much water usage could be associated with an investment, assuming a one-year holding period. Estimates are based on fund data from 2021. The analysis shows the estimated footprint associated with 1000€ invested. If you are curious, you can read more about how these are calculated.
The annual change in water usage by companies in the fund is calculated by comparing the companies’ total change in water usage from the last two calendar years.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
American Water Works
Veolia Environnement SA
Republic Services, Inc.
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Gas & Water Utilities
Medical Equipment & Devices
Commercial Support Services
Some of the innovative companies in the fund offering solutions to the global water challenge.
Geberit offers water-saving sanitary products and systems such as sanitary flush units and hygiene filters for residential, commercial and building markets. The company develops intelligent water management products with environment and resource-efficiency in mind resulting in significant water savings annually.
Kubota Corporation operates mostly in the segments of agricultural machinery, water and environment, marketing its products globally. The company provides water supply, sewage, and water treatment solutions as well as water infrastructure design, construction and maintenance. Kubota aims to reduce its scope 1 & 2 emissions in Japan by 30% compared to 2014.
United Utilities provides water and wastewater services to homes and businesses with sustainable management of water resources and water efficiency at the center of the company’s strategy. The company has committed to reduce absolute scope 1 & 2 emissions by 42% by 2030 compared to 2020.
With over two decades of experience in thematic investments from Pictet, this asset manager strictly adheres to and is fully committed to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment. The Pictet Water fund in particular is one of the earliest funds launched that focuses on water-related investments only. It is in line with the EU’s Article 9 regulation on sustainable and impact funds, and it seeks to invest in economic activities that positively contribute to the specific environmental objectives in the water sector.
The Pictet Water fund integrates ESG (environmental-, social- and governance-related) factors in the investment process. In addition, Pictet applies its own methodology to assess companies’ exposure to the 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Pictet Water fund specifically invests in companies whose products and services are in line with SDG6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and SDG14 (Life Below Water).
Active ownership is a big part of Pictet’s approach to responsible investing. The asset manager directly engages with fund companies on ESG topics and also takes advantage of the larger investor engagement efforts and actively uses voting rights during annual general meetings. By doing so, Pictet uses its influence as an asset manager to maximise the overall long-term value of the companies invested in the fund.
The total costs and fees are 2.00%. These are automatically included in your investment performance
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