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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, the work is never done; the sustainable efforts never finished. Minute by minute, rand by rand, year by year, investments grow. Sustainable efforts grow. The measurable positive impact on people, community and our planet grow. Our investments don’t 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 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.

Our strategic partnerships strengthen sustainable investing

Sustainable investing, our impact

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

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Sustainable investing (also known as ESG investing) is the foundation of our vision, mission and values – this is what makes us who we are. And it’s why we invest with confidence.

The world has changed. And to remain relevant, we need to change with it. As a global phenomenon and trend, sustainable and impact approaches to investing have grown significantly. Business leaders and investors are faced with an entirely new set of questions. Can we still rely on old business models? Will investor preferences change? How do we remain relevant?

At Sanlam Investments, our ultimate aim is to be more than just an asset manager; we want to be agents of change where we remain relevant in the face of our clients’ changing needs. We want to bring financial independence to all South Africans by boosting financial literacy, investing in job creation, reducing our carbon footprint and helping clients retire with dignity. With the range of sustainable financial solutions we bring to the table, we are looking out for the next generation in a way that goes beyond wealth creation.

These strategic partnerships support our vision of building a sustainable financial footprint while significantly decreasing our carbon footprint.

Insights: Articles, videos and interesting content

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How we’re contributing to a green economy – 2022

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Funding SMEs; our success stories

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Sustainability lies at the heart of our purpose

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Our sustainability journey

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Our Sustainability Centre of Expertise

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Job creation success stories in private equity

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Understanding sustainable investing

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The Truth about Sustainable Investments

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Introducing SDG Investing

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Sustainable investing, the asset manager and the client

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Sanlam events and Robeco event

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The glossary of Sustainable Investing terms

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Funds and solutions

Investors’ Legacy Range

Investing for impact.

Our Investors’ Legacy Range was our urgent response to COVID-19 to help jump-start the economy and preserve jobs.

We are actively supporting the recovery of South African businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19, from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to large corporates. We’ve already invested R2.25 billion into three impact strategies with one common goal: job preservation and creation.

The Investors’ Legacy Range is made up of individual impact strategies focused uniquely on job creation and preservation. These strategies support the recovery of strong businesses which have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, but which are likely to produce sustainable cash flows in the future.

SME Debt

We provide debt finance to good quality SMEs which make a significant contribution to economic growth. Investors benefit from great returns while creating jobs and meaningful impact in other areas such as education and energy access.

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Sustainable Infrastructure

We invest in tangible economic infrastructure assets in sectors such as renewable energy, transportation, communication, water and waste projects, AND offer investors compelling returns.

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Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

Offering private market opportunities with compelling returns.

There is something to be said for leaving a legacy. Building something that will then be used for generations to come. Helping create tangible assets that are useful and sustainable. Guiding people along a path and instituting bridges over the obstacles they might face.

With the right people and the right partners, we can create a legacy plan for South Africa. A tangible plan, built from roads, bridges, renewable energy, healthcare, communication, water and waste-related assets.


E-learning educational module

Sustainable investing education for investment professionals.

Robeco Essentials

Continuous learning is an important part of any professional investor’s career, particularly as times change so rapidly. This convenient, online study course gives you instant access to two CPD hours.

Access our customised e-learning educational module called The Essentials of Sustainable Investing and earn two CPD points.

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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.

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Sustainable Investment Policy

Sanlam Proxy Voting Guidelines

Conflict of Interest Policy

Robeco Proxy Voting Policy

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