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Living investments in people, community and planet

Confidence Rule 60: If you believe in it, invest in it.

A sustainable future is the best long-term investment you can make.

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. It is the foundation of our vision, mission and values. It makes us who we are. Our investments live through our people, communities and planet. These are sustainable investments rooted in meaningful impact towards a better future.

At Sanlam Investments, our work is never done; our sustainable efforts never finished. Minute by minute, rand by rand, year by year, our investments grow. Sustainable efforts grow. The measurable positive impact we have on people, communities and our planet grows. Our investments never stop. They move and change lives for the better. They are investments that pulsate with purpose, with a heart that beats for South Africa, for Africa and all its people.

Sustainable investing runs deep within our core, infusing purpose into every living investment we create – investments that cherish our environment, empower communities, and ensure prosperity for all.

Funds and solutions (available for Institutional clients)

People, community, planet: Investing today for a sustainable tomorrow.

At Sanlam Investments, we’re not just asset managers. We're agents of change, adapting to our clients' needs and bringing financial independence to all South Africans. By boosting literacy, creating jobs, reducing our carbon footprint and enabling dignified retirements, we transcend wealth creation. Our sustainable solutions protect the planet, empower communities and secure a prosperous future for generations to come.

As stewards of capital, we have a duty to manage the money that is entrusted to us in a responsible manner. Our duty extends beyond our mandates to deliver positive investment outcomes – it also requires us to make a real, sustainable difference to people, communities and the planet.

– Carl Roothman, CEO Sanlam Investment Group

Investing for impact | Investors’ Legacy Range

There’s something to be said for leaving a legacy. Building something that will be used for generations to come. Helping to create a lasting, sustainable impact in the economy and its communities. The Investors’ Legacy Range is a collection of impact-focused funds driving post-pandemic economic growth. With a dual focus on delivering favourable returns for investors and positive social and economic impact, these funds allow investors to leave a lasting legacy that empowers businesses, ignites the economy and uplifts our nation. Led by experienced teams with a proven track record, they adhere to ESG principles, ensuring measurable impact and robust governance practices.

Alternative investing

Fuelling sustainable impact.

Sanlam Investments embraces the power of alternative investments to drive sustainability forward. By exploring innovative strategies, we unlock opportunities that align with our commitment to creating a positive environmental and social impact.

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Stories of sustainability

These stories demonstrate the ability of businesses, big and small, to create value while driving positive change. Explore inspiring narratives that showcase the remarkable power of sustainability. From innovative solutions that drive positive environmental impact to empowering initiatives that uplift communities, these stories are catalysts for change.

Purposeful partnerships

Building a sustainable financial footprint while reducing our carbon footprint.

Through strategic partnerships, we are committed to realising our vision of a sustainable future for all. Alongside our valued partners, we strive to make a significant impact in South Africa and contribute towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

E-learning hub

Sustainable investing education for investment professionals.

Continuous learning is an important part of any professional investor’s career, particularly as times change so rapidly. Access our customised e-learning educational module called The Essentials of Sustainable Investing and get instant access to two CPD hours.

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Global Sustainable Development Goals

Uniting for a better world.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global objectives established by the United Nations to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the world.

Driven by our belief in a better world, Sanlam Investments aligns wholeheartedly with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We understand the profound link between eradicating poverty, advancing health and education, reducing inequality, fostering economic growth, and preserving our environment. Through our unwavering support and advocacy for the SDGs, we aim to create a positive impact on people, communities, and the planet.

Leveraging our wide-reaching influence, expertise and responsible investment practices, we actively contribute to the realisation of these SDGs, nurturing a more sustainable and inclusive future for all.

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Critical Conversations for change

All stories of true success begin with a conversation. The exchange of ideas, combining our collective experiences, and sharing all of this, can only lead to change. The positive change that is at the foundation of our vision, mission and values.

Critical Conversations is one of the many initiatives we’ve taken to create positive outcomes across the investment terrain, from local communities to pension funds, in South Africa and beyond.

Join the Critical Conversations webinar series, where we delve into the dynamics of sustainability and impact investing. Through educated and authentic conversations, we explore the right ideas with the right minds to drive the best solutions forward.


All things sustainable

Gain insight into sustainability with Sanlam Investments.

Visit our insightful blog for in-depth analysis and expert insights that will guide you through the dynamic investment landscape. Stay informed on regulatory changes and explore the latest innovations in sustainability and impact investing.

Retail Institutional View Insights Archive

Sustainability Reports

As part of the Sanlam Group, we have access to large-scale capital that enables us to partake in investment transactions of a size that sets us apart from other companies in South Africa. We are signatories the United Nations-backed Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI) and have adopted the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA). To ensure our interests are transparently aligned with the interests of our investors, we put our capital to work alongside our clients’ in our investment portfolios.


The Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA) provides institutional investors with guidance on how they can promote sound governance.

Its principles are aligned with the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI).

PRI Transparency Report

CRISA Statement

Responsible Investing Policy

Download our Responsible Investment Policies and Procedures Document.

If you would like more information, please contact Marichen Basson at

Sustainable Investment Policy

Sanlam Proxy Voting Guidelines

Conflict of Interest Policy

Robeco Proxy Voting Policy

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