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What's ESG?

Find out what environmental, social and governance really means

ESG – Environmental, social and governance criteria underpin how we assess the impact of an investment and the way companies we invest in are run.

“ESG, and in particular, climate change, are more important than ever in how we consider investment returns.”

We integrate ESG considerations both before and after we invest. This means we assess how the companies we invest in manage ESG factors, for example, the potential impact of climate change, or their relationships with their employees, suppliers, customers and the wider community.

But what does it really mean?

We really believe that the way a company manages its ESG risks will impact the long-term financial returns that it’ll generate. We also believe that better managed companies will generate better returns.

For more information on how we integrate ESG factors into our investment decisions, visit our Responsible Investments page, or view our latest Stewardship Code or TCFD reports.

Published: 26 July 2022

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