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Responsible investment

We are passionate about the work we do to deliver a world class pension fund that is invested responsibly, efficiently and professionally. For over 10 years we’ve been integrating responsible investment (RI) into our decision making. 

We recognise that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues can adversely impact on the Fund's financial performance and should be taken into account in the funding and investment strategies. Accordingly, the Fund has integrated the consideration of ESG issues throughout the funding and investment decision making process.

Click on the links below for more information on our investment strategies:

Research and reporting
Climate risk
10-4-10 Chapters

To read this year’s Responsible Investment report which features in our 2017/18 Annual Report and Financial Statements please see here.
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.

Our commitment to RI was reinforced in July 2006 when we became signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI). The UNPRI is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact. The principles reflect the view that ESG issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios and therefore must be given appropriate consideration by investors if they are to fulfil their fiduciary duty. The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption. We complete the annual report on progress in implementing the principles and publish on our website.

We publish regular updates on voting and engagement, research reports and articles.  Each year we publish a summary of our progress in implementing our responsible investment strategy in our Annual Report & Accounts. In 2012 we published our second RI review, providing comprehensive detail of how we have implemented RI across all the asset classes.