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Responsible investment makes business sense.

For over 15 years now we've seen that our Fund generates strong financial returns by investing in companies that contribute to the long term sustainable success of the economy and society.

Our approach has been recognised internationally too – we've been recognised as a global leader on responsible investment by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment for the past 2 years running.

But with investment comes responsibility – responsibility for a wide range of environmental, social and governance issues, with none bigger and more urgent than climate change.

Download our Responsible Investment Strategy to see our plans on responsible investment up to 2025.

Download our Policy to Address Climate Change.

A summary of our RI principles
  • Apply long term thinking to deliver long term sustainable returns.
  • Seek sustainable returns from well governed and sustainable assets.
  • Apply a robust approach to effective stewardship.
  • RI is core in our skills, knowledge and advice.
  • Seek to innovate, demonstrate and promote RI leadership and ESG best practice.
  • Apply evidenced based decision making in the implementation of RI.
  • Achieve improvements in ESG through effective partnerships that have robust oversight.
  • Share ideas and best practice to achieve wider and more valuable RI and ESG outcomes.
  • Be transparent and accountable in all we do and in those in which we invest.

Climate change

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92% of our members who took part in our Responsible Investment Forum told us that they thought it was important that our Fund had a net zero target. And so did the Pensions Committee. The Fund has agreed a target of getting to net zero by 2045.
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