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Industry initiatives

We are committed to playing an active and constructive role in supporting the development of a well-functioning, sustainable financial system. This involves engaging with regulators and policymakers directly and our participation in industry bodies. We focus on these three main areas:

Addressing the key risk of climate change through supporting policy and action to expedite the transition to a low-carbon economy. By joining public investor statements and participating in industry body working groups, we can promote policy measures and frameworks that support the low-carbon transition and develop relevant insights.

Directing capital to deliver on the Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Collaboration is central to making progress which is why we leverage our global relationships with development finance institutions, investors, regulators and relevant organisations and initiatives to foster innovation. 

Improving market standards and transparency to help markets operate more efficiently and to allow investors to better identify material ESG risks and opportunities. Market standards and transparency are crucial to providing the appropriate information for us as investors, as well as for our clients. Given that ESG factors are embedded in our investment decision-making process, the quality and availability of this data are vital. Therefore, we support voluntary and appropriate regulatory frameworks to enhance company disclosure on material sustainability issues.

Our commitment to responsible investment

Joined the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association; Signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment; Joined Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change; Signatory of the Montreal Carbon Pledge; Joined the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leaders – Investment Leaders Group (ILG); Launched the Climate Action 100+ initiative in collaboration with other investors; Founding member of the One Planet Asset Manager Initiative supporting the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Working Group; Founding signatory of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge; Founding member of Finance to Accelerate the Sustainable Transition – Infrastructure (FAST-Infra) ; Signatory of the Net Zero Asset Managers Intiative