The asset management division of Australia’s leading trustee company, Equity Trustees (ASX:EQT), has become a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI).
Dilan Ashton, General Manager for Responsible Investing for Equities Trustees Asset Management, said: “We are dedicated to preserving and growing our clients’ wealth, while ensuring the way we direct and manage capital is aligned with the values of our clients and progressing positive ESG outcomes.
“We believe that well-managed companies that exhibit strong corporate governance and develop and maintain a ‘social licence to operate’ through strong Environmental, Governance and Social policies and behaviours, will overwhelmingly prove to have more sustainable and robust business franchises and potentially be better investments over the longer term.”
The PRI support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into their investment and ownership decision. The Principles were developed by investors, for investors and in implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system.
As a signatory to the PRI, Equity Trustees Asset Management has consolidated its commitment to working with local and global industry bodies to remain at the forefront of developments in responsible investing.
Equity Trustees’ Responsible Investment Policy can be viewed here and the listing on the PRI directory here.
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Equity Trustees is the brand name of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615) and its subsidiary companies, publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT) with offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, London and Dublin.
Equity Trustees was established in 1888 for the purpose of providing independent and impartial Trustee and Executor services to help families throughout Australia protect their wealth. As Australia’s leading specialist trustee company, we offer a diverse range of services to individuals, families and corporate clients including asset management, estate planning, philanthropic services and Responsible Entity (RE) services for external Fund Managers.