Education is a thematic that guides us through life. As a prerequisite and driver of sustainable growth, it will be a crucial challenge of the 21st century.
Education is one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Quality education that is as accessible as possible to as many people as possible is a hallmark of human and economic development, by reducing poverty and inequalities. This is good for society, as well as for individuals and companies. As it holds the promise of broader professional horizons and higher income, education more generally promotes well-being and personal fulfilment. Hence, it is an SDG unto itself but it is also a means to achieve other SDGs.
Educational needs, driven by some of the most powerful trends of our time, offer promising potential growth. Population expansion and the rise of the middle classes in emerging economies are providing a large contingent of new students.
Considerable investments will be needed worldwide, as most countries shift increasingly towards private establishments. Moreover, the profound changes in the working world driven by technological innovations are requiring adjustments to educational curricula and methods, as well as expansion in professional training.
Education, one of the drivers of our civilisation
Covering the entire educational ecosystem
Consisting of about 150 companies, the investment universe is based on three pillars that provide a comprehensive approach to the educational ecosystem throughout an individual’s life.
The core “Schools and Training” pillar encompasses access to education and the professional world, including childhood, primary & secondary schooling, post-secondary education, career development and professional training.
It comes with two ancillary pillars: “Educational Content and Tools” (academic and technology education publishers) and “Daily Services” (school transport, meals and supplies).
Our sustainable approach is based on overall ESG ratings, as well as ratings on specific criteria and controversy data.
The main risks incurred by this strategy are the risk of loss of capital, equity risk, interest-rate risk, credit risk, and exchange rate risk. To find out more about the fund’s risk profile, please refer to its legal documentation.
Annual impact report
Discover our latest education impact report
With the aim of transparency and in order to make responsible investment ever more concrete, we publish an annual impact report.