Since 2005, we’ve made our name ranking the UK’s largest pension funds and their asset managers on their responsible investment performance. We still run those rankings (find out more here) and have added more strings to our bow to change the status quo and specific practices in the corporate and investment industries.
Our rankings shape the conversations we have with institutional investors (i.e. pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies, investment banks, etc.) and give us the tools we need to make the case for improving policies and practices by pointing to best practice amongst their peers on ESG issues.
At the core of our engagement on responsible investment is the belief that responsible investors act in two key ways:
- Allocates capital (i.e. invests money) in a way that promotes sustainable returns from companies and other assets that have a positive environmental, social, and/or governance impact;
- Engages investee companies to improve their impact and takes the steps to ensure that engagement is more than just talk, e.g. by requesting important data, or supporting strategic shareholder resolutions at a company’s annual general meeting (AGM).
All this may sound far removed from our daily lives but the reality is that we all have a stake in how the investment system works through our pension savings (find out more here). Our futures depend on that system, and our present is shaped by it.
Together with people across the investment chain, we are working to make sure the investment industry is responsible and acts in the best interests of savers, workers, and the environment.