We’ve joined over 100 investors to file a climate change resolution at Europe’s 2nd largest fossil fuel financier
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
We’re proposing a new Responsible Investment Bill to make sure our investment system helps to fix, rather than aggravate, the social and environmental problems we face. Here’s why it matters!
BMO Global Asset Management’s Rosa van den Beemt examines the case for building greater diversity – and the role transparency will play.
Covid-19 exposed the UK’s reliance on low-paid labour. Brunel Pensions Partnership’s Helen Price argues now is the time for investors to act on fair pay.
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.
Voting laggards BlackRock and Vanguard Group among those holding back investor support for shareholder resolutions on climate and social issues.
ShareAction said Barclays’ energy policy still fails to screen out coal and oil sands companies, representing a glaring hole in the company’s climate ambition.
Corporate disclosure on improving health and nutrition is vital. Yet, the sector is falling behind, according to the Food Foundation’s Plating Up Progress report.
What people say about us
As large investors, pension funds own substantial parts of the global economy and have a stake in maintaining its long-term health and stability.
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.
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.
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.
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.