After signing up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) last year, we are pleased to announce that we achieved the highest rating for our overall strategy and governance around incorporating ESG factors into our investment process. Out of all the respondents in our peer group (grouped by AUM) that completed the survey, 16% received an A+ rating.
The principles were developed back in 2005 by an international group of investors who wanted to promote the increasing relevance of responsible investment. While the UNPRI is truly independent, it is however supported by United Nations.
As long-term investors our ultimate goal is to protect and enhance value for our clients, whilst creating a positive social impact. We firmly believe that integration of environmental and social analysis into our investment process will better sustain returns for our clients and help us deliver on that goal.