Rathbones win at the Celebration of Investment Awards 2021

At a ceremony on 25 November 2021, we were delighted to win ESG Champion of the Year and ESG Champion – Governance; and runner-up (Highly Commended) in ESG Champion – Protecting the Planet.

In a new take on the Investors’ Chronicle Investment and Wealth Management Awards, the Celebration of Investment Awards 2021 recognises organisations that have made a positive contribution, whether that be strong performance, good ethical practice or excellent customer service.

Companies were nominated by readers and journalists from the Investors’ Chronicle and the Financial Times. An expert Investors’ Chronicle judging panel created shortlists for which we (Rathbones as a whole) were nominated in four categories: ESG Champion of the Year; ESG Champion – Governance; ESG Champion – Community and ESG Champion – Protecting the Planet.

At a ceremony 25 November 2021, we were delighted to win ESG Champion of the Year and ESG Champion – Governance; and runner-up (Highly Commended) in ESG Champion – Protecting the Planet. These awards are a major recognition of the immense hard work and progress we have made in this area.

The judges said: “Rathbones is well-known for a substantial footprint in the wealth management space and a popular set of active funds, but it also has a close and well-established focus on ESG issues. Rathbones’ active voting record and commitment to reducing holdings in companies seen to represent an ESG risk show it is prepared to put its money where its mouth is.” 

The judges were impressed by the degree to which Rathbones is “….challenging the management of the companies it invests in, as well as in the way it has engaged with customers on different ESG issues.”