First Sentier Investors

Certified B Corporation

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

November 2022


Investment advising


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In




Hong Kong S.A.R.,




United Kingdom,

United States

Since FSI’s inception in 1988, they have evolved into a global fund manager with a client base that extends across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. They invest AU$251 billion on behalf of clients globally. FSI are a stand-alone asset management business and the home of investment teams FSSA Investment Managers, Igneo Infrastructure Partners, Realindex Investments and Stewart Investors. All investment teams – whether in-house or individually branded – operate with discrete investment autonomy, according to their investment philosophies. As long-term investors, FSI knows that the decisions we make today impact communities today, tomorrow and years from now. Signatories to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment since 2007, responsible investment is at the core of how FSI operates as a business and allocates capital. They are committed to transparency and accountability in relation to performance in this regard. Acting responsibly as a business is in the best interest of clients and supports our stakeholder groups including employees, wider society and FSI’s shareholder.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, First Sentier Investors earned an overall score of 107.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
107.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.1

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.3
Ethics & Transparency7.2
+ Mission Locked7.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 30.0

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security10.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.2
Career Development4.3
Engagement & Satisfaction7.4

Community 15.1

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion6.4
Economic Impact1.3
Civic Engagement & Giving6.1
Supply Chain Management0.0

Environment 4.5

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.7
Air & Climate1.5
Land & Life1.2

Customers 41.2

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.5
+ Portfolio Reporting6
+ Targeted for Investment11.6
+ Leadership & Outreach0.8
+ Investment Criteria14.2
+ Portfolio Management6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score107.2

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