The Change We Need
Promoting responsible long-term investment by institutional investors with our Responsible Investment Bill
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.
Catch up on the latest news from our community
In the wake of Covid-19 the Workforce Disclosure Initiative aims to make workforce reporting even easier for companies. Find out how you can report this year!
Jon Mowll, Responsible Investment Analyst, EdenTree examines by tackle insecure work should be a priority for investors in the wake of Covid-19.
Covid-19 brought huge disruption to this year’s AGM season, but has it also offered an opportunity to re-imagine and the rethink the future of the AGM?
New anti-obesity measures announced by the UK government take aim at unhealthy food promotions. It represents a massive shift in the way food and drink companies do business.
Covid-19 may have moved many AGMs behind closed doors, but AGM activism has never been so important. Here’s five ways we challenged companies in 2020.
New analysis shows that in the four months leading up to HSBC’s net zero announcement, the bank financed at least four fossil fuel companies involved in new infrastructure, and directly financed an offshore oil and gas project.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shone the light of the role of supermarkets in society, but their role goes way beyond keeping us fed.
Europe’s largest bank has today announced it will go net-zero by 2050 at the latest but investors say its commitment lacks substance.
What people say about us
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.
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.
As large investors, pension funds own substantial parts of the global economy and have a stake in maintaining its long-term health and stability.
We welcome the auto-enrolment ranking from ShareAction which highlights a number of key issues of interest to ourselves and the pensions industry at large. ShareAction do a great job as champions of responsible investing and it contains some important and challenging findings.
ShareAction has become the premier organisation to give voice to those who wish to invest their values as well as their assets.