2018 Impact Report

13 Jul 2018
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Democratic South Africa is facing a new dawn. After years of lacklustre growth and policy uncertainty, we’re seeing a renewed commitment to reviving the economy. The national agenda is now rightly focused on attracting new investments to address our current low-growth economic environment. Old Mutual Investment Group, as a responsible custodian of South Africa’s savings, has an important role to play. That is why we are committed to investing in ventures that support socially inclusive, low-carbon and resource-efficient outcomes. We believe that a national growth path that combines these elements with ethical leadership is central to putting the growth pains of the recent past behind us.


Old Mutual Investment Group offers clients access to unique investment capabilities that address key global issues, such as energy scarcity, agriculture, infrastructure and education, while also delivering sustainable risk-adjusted returns.

As of 31 December 2017, we had committed R116 billion to creating an inclusive economy, while also generating wealth for our investors. However, the impact of this commitment cannot just be measured in rands and cents.

It is evidenced in the improved lives of South Africans in the 16 500 children gaining quality education, the 16 529 families with affordable housing, and the close to 800 000 homes powered with clean energy. I urge you to read some of these stories on page 21 and 22.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are embedded in all our processes and our investment boutiques consistently engage with underlying investee companies to drive favourable investment outcomes for our stakeholders.

Read about our ESG engagements and proxy voting record on page 9 and find out how each of our investment boutiques integrates ESG considerations into their investment decisions on page 16 to 25.

We are passionate about delivering market-beating returns AND investing for a future that matters. I look forward to partnering with you on our journey towards becoming a sustainable, world-class asset manager.

To find out more about how we do this, download our 2018 Impact Report