Charities Responsible Investment Network

The network was established in 2013 to support foundations and other charities with investments to further their mission through responsible investment. The Network has since grown to 21 members, with combined £2.8 billion assets under management. In the last few years, network members have engaged with their investee companies, investment managers and policy makers on a broad range of environmental, social and governance issues, including the Living Wage, workers’ rights in supply chains, executive pay, corporate lobbying and investment managers’ voting records.

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Would your charity like to use its investments to support its mission? The Charities Responsible Investment Network provides individual support, training, research, and opportunities for engagement, as well as the chance to meet and learn from like-minded charities.

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Network resources

Assessing and Engaging Asset Managers on Proxy Voting: Controversial Votes in 2017 and Issues for 2018

This briefing explores the voting practices of leading UK charity asset managers, focusing on controversial 2017 AGM votes covering board structure, pay, and auditors. We also provide recommendations for engagement.


Good Engagement Guide for Charity Investors

This guide was written for the Charities Responsible Investment Network (CRIN) and supports members to influence company behaviour. This guide will be of interest to trustees and finance directors.


Oppressive Regimes: A guide for investors

This briefing highlights how investors can engage with companies that operate or have supply chains in oppressive regimes to minimise risks, and also ensure that their investments are not supporting the oppressive regime.


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Lily Tomson Network Manager - CRIN

“Paul Hamlyn Foundation values the insight of the Charities Responsible Investment Network and ShareAction’s work to promote responsible investment. ShareAction is an effective change agent, helping to raise standards and behaviours.”


Colette St-OngeCharities Responsible Investment Network