In an environment where the term, ‘ESG’, has become politicised, we ask whether it is time to focus on stewardship, sustainability and impact to undertake better investment analysis, support our clients’ interests and contribute to solving real world challenges.
The report highlights work that has been carried out in the reporting year and includes:
- Improved stewardship resources, becoming a lead investor to the PRI Advance initiative, submission of initial targets to Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAMI)
- Our obligations under the UK Stewardship Code
- Our approach to engagement
- Examples of the outcomes of integration and engagement where we have worked with investee companies
- A summary of engagement and proxy voting activities during calendar year 2022
- How TCFD reporting provides a vital framework for dialogue
- A summary of key policies
- Thought leadership and insights relating to Stewardship and Sustainability, shared with our clients and the industry
Our purpose of Investing to Improve Lives is more than just providing world class investment solutions and better financial outcomes for our clients.
Regulatory information and risk warnings
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The information contained in this document has been compiled with considerable care to ensure its accuracy. However, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made to its accuracy or completeness. Martin Currie has procured any research or analysis contained in this document for its own use. It is provided to you only incidentally and any opinions expressed are subject to change without notice.
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Past performance is not a guide to future returns.
The views expressed are opinions of the portfolio managers as of the date of this document and are subject to change based on market and other conditions and may differ from other portfolio managers or of the firm as a whole. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, research, a guarantee of future results or investment advice.
Please note the information within this report has been produced internally using unaudited data and has not been independently verified. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, no guarantee can be given.
The information provided should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular strategy/fund/security. It should not be assumed that any of the security transactions discussed here were or will prove to be profitable.
The analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors forms an important part of the investment process and helps inform investment decisions. The strategy/ies do not necessarily target particular sustainability outcomes.