How we’re committed to sustainable investing
By investing in companies that we believe are sustainable, our aim is to do the right thing for the planet while maximising the potential long-term investment returns we can achieve for our funds and investment customers.
Our Sustainable Investment (SI) Team
The Sustainable Investment (SI) Team works alongside Wesleyan's Fund Managers and Investment Analysts. They assess our funds, holdings, and investment management decisions, considering the sustainability factors of each.
Our three pillars
The Team ensures our three pillars of sustainable investing remain at the heart of all we do. These are:
- Reducing harm
- Positive impact
- Driving change
Find out more about our three core principles of sustainable investing.
Engagement and stewardship at all levels
The SI Team engages with organisations at management and Board level to promote better practices. This is achieved by identifying areas in a business that can be challenged or changed to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.
This could be anything from its carbon footprint to human rights issues, or water management to the diversity of its Board members. They reinforce this by using their corporate voting rights to help encourage more environmentally and socially responsible behaviour.