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Responsible investment at Royal London Asset Management


 

Royal London Asset Management is committed to being a responsible investor. This means being a good steward of our clients’ assets and promoting responsible investment and good governance across asset classes.

Alongside this, we also believe that considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the investment process can help us deliver better returns for our customers and clients.

At Royal London Asset Management, we have embraced responsible investing for many years and continue to expand our offering in line with the evolving world of ESG best practice – extending our ESG integration practices and integrating these across our asset classes as appropriate.

As our ESG practice has evolved, we’ve invested in our Responsible Investment team, and our research and insight in this area – providing the foundation for future growth in this evolving area.

Principles for Responsible Investment

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) score outlines how signatories’ implementation of responsible investment compares year-on-year, across asset classes, and with peers at the local and global level, by providing a confidential report. Royal London Asset Management has been a signatory of the PRI since 2008 and, like many others, have chosen to publish our latest report and results. These latest scores, published in December 2023 are reflective of the 2022 reporting period.

Scoring is based on star ratings. For each module, responders are given a star rating out of five, which is derived from underlying indicators scores across all modules. Our latest scores are in the table below. 

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Source: Principles for Responsible Investment, Royal London Asset Management 2023 scorecard 15 December 2023.

* Our customised peer group is European Investment Managers with AUM size €50bn -€249.99bn

"We have been a signatory of the PRI for over 10 years, and we recognise the importance of the survey results to our clients. We are pleased that we improved our scores on passive and quantitative equity to five stars, following our move to ESG tilts in 2021. It’s also great to see we maintained our five-star rating for real estate and achieved a respectable four stars across all other categories. " - Ashley Hamilton Claxton, Head of Responsible Investment.

Stewardship and responsible investment report

Our approach to stewardship, the responsible investment activities we have undertaken, and how we integrate ESG into investment decision making.

Read the report