Healthy Markets: gathering investment allies to tackle childhood obesity
ShareAction’s new Healthy Markets campaign, funded by Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity, will bring together investors to ask UK food and drinks companies to produce healthier, more affordable products; limit advertising of sugary products to children; and encourage clear and accurate food labelling.
Our vision is a world where ordinary savers and institutional investors work together to ensure our communities and environment are safe and sustainable for all.
Our mission is to unleash the positive potential of the mainstream investment system. To do this:
We’re building a movement for change in our investment system by working with people inside and outside the industry to challenge the status quo;
We’re unlocking the positive potential of the investment system by working with large and small investors to change unsustainable corporate practices;
We’re reforming the investment system by advocating for change in the policies, governance, and incentives that drive behaviours in the investment industry.
What is responsible investment?
Responsible investment is an investment strategy which integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decisions. It recognises that ESG factors can have an impact on the financial value of an investment and also that investments have an impact on the world around us. A responsible approach to investment recognises that long-term prosperity requires a move away from short-term profit as the only definition of value.
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I made a promise last year to someone who asked a question from ShareAction about the environmental performance of the business, that I hadn’t included in the presentation. So, this is me, very proudly delivering on that commitment.
ShareAction has become the premier organisation to give voice to those who wish to invest their values as well as their assets.
Part of Landsec’s commitment to the WDI involves disclosing data not only on its directly employed workforce, but also employees in its supply chains. This is pushing us to look at areas that we haven’t looked at before and is highlighting gaps in our knowledge. For us, the most noticeable data gaps are with our one-off contractual relationships and construction projects.
The inquiry heard that not all trustees appreciate the financial risks and opportunities presented by climate change... This is disappointing given our guidance and the work of ShareAction... It’s to the credit of ShareAction and UKSIF that it has been created and we believe it will be useful, practical information for trustees.
As large investors, pension funds own substantial parts of the global economy and have a stake in maintaining its long-term health and stability.