Stewardship and responsible investment

Ethical and responsible investment considerations are at the heart of our investment strategy and applied across all asset classes.

In addition to screening and rigorously monitoring our portfolio for ethical issues, we also actively engage with the companies in which we are invested. To do this, we often partner with other faith and non-faith asset owners, collaborating with them to challenge what we regard as inappropriate corporate practices.

We have developed a Stewardship Implementation Framework that sets out our approach to screening, voting, engagement and ESG integration. Some key initiatives are set out below.

In March 2021, we also published our first annual Stewardship Report which highlights the real world impact being made through the Board's leadership and collaborative approach on climate change and extractive industries.

Our stewardship strategy prioritises our efforts in certain areas, where we undertake ‘Impact Engagement’ focused on systemic or strategic interventions that will have a wider impact than standard corporate engagement. These include:

Key initiatives