The integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our investment process is a core principle of our responsible investment policy. 

We take a pragmatic and proportionate approach to ESG integration, balancing insights from our own data models with our ESG integration, stewardship and financial analysts’ topical expertise and long-term views to enable a well-rounded evaluation of investments. 

We examine how ESG issues affect a company’s business outlook and financial investment case and take into account the effect the company, and its activities, has on society and the environment. 

Our investment managers consider these factors alongside an investment’s financial credentials and other data to inform their decisions.