Our commitment to responsible investing
Equity Trustees has a deep commitment to responsible investing, which is closely aligned with our position as an independent trustee – a role that attracts the highest fiduciary standards of care. It is also aligned with our investment philosophy to preserve and grow the real value of capital over the long term.
We believe companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices tend have more sustainable and robust business operations. From a performance perspective, integrating ESG principles into investment analysis and decisions can help to enhance both the ability to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns, while driving positive social and environmental outcomes.
In achieving our purpose and fiduciary responsibilities, we believe we have a crucial role to play as stewards of our clients’ assets.
Our responsible investment framework is fully embedded into our investment and fund selection process across asset classes and delivered through a range of approaches spanning ESG integration, engagement with companies on ESG issues, exercising of our proxy voting rights, ethical investing, support for sustainable organisations and impact investing.
Our responsible investment approach is illustrated below: