Education is one of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A quality, accessible education for all is the foundation of human and economic development and will contribute to the elimination of poverty and inequality. Not only is education beneficial for society, but it is also beneficial for each individual and for companies. With the promise of an expanded professional horizon and greater earning potential, education promotes personal well-being and development in general. Therefore, it is both an SDG and a means for achieving other SDGs.
Education needs, driven by some of the most powerful trends of our time, represent a promising potential for growth. Population growth and the expansion of the middle class in emerging countries are resulting in a large contingent of new students, especially in China and India. Considerable investments will have to be made all over the world, with most countries turning more and more to private education networks. In addition, profound changes in the labour market caused by technological innovations are forcing everyone to adapt their educational programmes and methods as well as to develop continuing education opportunities.
The investment universe of approximately 150 securities is based around three pillars to create a comprehensive approach to the education ecosystem throughout an individual's life. The central pillar, "Educational Facilities", includes all sectors of access to education and the labour market: early childhood education, primary and secondary school / higher education / career development & lifelong learning.
It is supported by two related pillars, which are "Educational Content and Tools" (publishers of academic content / educational technologu ) and "Educational Services" (transportation, cafeterias and school supplies / housing).
Our sustainable approach is based on overall ESG scores and specific criteria, as well as controversy data.
Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.