We help our clients understand and implement responsible investment principles.
The concept of ‘responsible investment’ continues to gain more attention globally. There is a growing recognition that considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions and exercising stewardship (using ownership rights to promote the long term success of investments) can lead to better financial outcomes. However, how a responsible investment strategy is implemented varies between investors.
By 1 October 2019, almost all UK occupational pension schemes will need to document their approach to ESG factors and stewardship in their Statement of Investment Principles.
How we can help
Responsible investing is an approach to investment decisions that includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. It aims to better manage a more thorough variety of investment risks than might typically be considered by an investor, while at the same time leading to more sustainable long-term returns. It involves taking account of ESG factors not only when deciding which assets to hold, but also when exercising stewardship of those assets, in other words, using the ownership rights attaching to those assets to safeguard their long-term performance.