At Royal London Asset Management, responsible investment is a major part of our history and a vital part of our future.
As part of a mutual group, responsible investment is a natural fit and key element in delivering our Group purpose – Protecting today, investing in tomorrow. Together we are mutually responsible. Benefiting from the stability of being part of the UK's largest life, pensions and investment mutual we can take a longer-term view, ensuring we are well placed to invest responsibly and champion positive, enduring change.
We believe we have a strong track record in this area. We were among the first signatories of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, launched our Sustainable fund range more than two decades ago, and have an established track record in voting and engagement – using our voice and voting rights to act as powerful stewards of our clients’ investments.
For our investment teams, being a responsible investor means integrating the environmental, social and governance factors into our active investment decisions. We tailor this approach to consider the nuances of the assets we manage because we think that this is in the best interests of our clients to improve standards, reduce risk and enhance returns in their investment portfolios. Responsible investment and stewardship can mean different things to different investors. That’s why we emphasise transparency – talking with our clients to ensure we understand their priorities and they know what our approach is delivering.
We believe that effective responsible investment helps society and produces better results for our investors. We recognise the opportunities in this area: that’s why we will continue to evolve our approach, investing in our people and infrastructure as we play our part in moving fairly to a sustainable world. It’s asset management excellence with a longer-term perspective.
Responsible investing. Meeting the challenge, together