We produce reports on key topics to help inform our responsible investment approach and carry out research to better understand customers’ views and priorities on ESG matters.
NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY: THE PENSIONS IMPERATIVE
In our report, ‘Nature and biodiversity: the pensions imperative’ we explore why understanding the value of nature and taking steps to preserve and restore it, is key to a sustainable and prosperous future. By exploring the risks and the opportunities that degradation of nature and biodiversity loss present to our societies and economies, we set out how we can all turn ambition into action on this key issue.
Read our report (PDF, 3MB)
OUR APPROACH TO DEFORESTATION
Deforestation is one of the drivers of climate change and can lead to degradation of nature and loss of biodiversity. It can threaten businesses and investors directly or be hidden within their supply chains, leading to disruption, financial loss and transition risk. That’s why we’re taking steps to understand deforestation risk and developing our approach to mitigating it.
Read our approach to deforestation (PDF, 2MB)
THE JUST WAY
Our report examines how job creation, productivity enhancements, and reducing inequality are all possible in the transition to a low carbon economy. We advocate for a ‘just transition’ that is as fair and inclusive as possible as the world decarbonises.
Read our just transition report (PDF, 1MB)
We’ve set out our Responsible Investment and Stewardship Framework, supported by Stewardship and Exclusions polices. They guide our decisions on how we invest, how we select fund managers, and how we challenge the managers of companies we invest in on behalf of our customers to improve the way they operate.
Challenging the companies we invest in to make positive changes in their business practices is at the heart of how we manage investments to create sustainable benefits in the long term for our customers, the economy, the environment and society. By doing this, we aim to protect and maximise customers’ investments in the long term.
Read our Stewardship Policy (PDF, 1MB)
Read our voting principles and guidelines (PDF, 212KB)
We won’t invest in companies that fail to meet our strict standards and we’re selling our investments in the worst offenders in areas like coal production, controversial weapons manufacturing or tobacco manufacturing or distribution.
Read our Exclusions Policy (PDF, 715KB)
Read our case for tobacco divestment (PDF, 742KB)