We listen. We strive to act fairly, responsibly and ethically; and be open and transparent. This culture has shaped our approach to responsible investing and framed how we think and act regarding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.
At a corporate level, we believe all investing should be responsible. We are signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and are a certified CarbonNeutral® company.
We also aim to be responsible corporate citizens. For example, we use our sponsorship of London Pulse to encourage gender diversity in financial services and offer internship programmes to help younger people into the workplace.
An Active Investment Decision
As an investor-focused business, we recognise that motivations for investing can be very different, and this extends to how investors consider ESG.
Within our Group we offer solutions that aim to deliver specific ESG outcomes from responsible to philanthropic investing.
For those funds and solutions that are not managed to a specific ESG objective; where we believe it is in our clients’ best interests and if this does not conflict with our ability to deliver to our stated investment objectives, we tend to favour investments that exhibit positive ESG practices.
To help investors decide whether an investment meets their ESG criteria, we aim to make it clear how we approach ESG within each fund, portfolio or solution. We want investors to be confident that any investments they make with us are suitable for their own or their clients' ESG needs.