The network was established in 2013 to support foundations and other charities with investments to further their mission through responsible investment. 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.

We’re working towards a system in which long-term thinking is recognised as the best way to guarantee healthy returns. We believe that anyone can play a part in changing the investment system for good.


Do Androids Dream of Responsible Investment?

This briefing for the Charities Responsible Investment Network (CRIN) aims to give an overview of some of the key investment risks emerging from the technology sector, and to empower asset owners to engage their asset manager(s) on these risks.


Rebels with a cause: Asset manager voting on controversial resolutions in 2019

This report examines how the leading charity asset managers have responded controversial resolutions when voting on behalf of their clients. We focus on a selection of resolutions, which responsibly invested asset owners generally expect their managers to be aware of and concerned about.


Another Link in the Chain: Uncovering the role of proxy advisors in investor voting

This analysis is the second of a two-part report exploring the role and influence of proxy advisors in the investment system, with particular reference to asset managers frequently used by UK based charity investors. It analyses proxy advisors’  recommendations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) shareholder resolutions from the 2019 AGM season, compared to 23 asset managers’ voting decisions, including commonly used charity and other major asset managers.


“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.”


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Lily Tomson

Lily Tomson

Movement Programme Lead