When you invest your money with St. James's Place you can make that money a real force for good. Hear from our Investment Director, Robert Gardner, introduce our approach to responsible investing.
We know that many of our clients want their money invested responsibly, even if preserving and growing capital, or generating income, might be their primary aims. We take this priority seriously, not least through integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our investment process.
Our journey so far
We recognise that responsible investment is a journey, not a destination - there is plenty of work still to do. That said, we are proud of our achievements so far.
We continually develop our responsible investment approach, working closely with our managers to encourage and support the considerations around responsible investing as an integrated part of the investment process.
While the principles of Responsible Investing are embedded throughout our investment approach, some of our solutions place an extra emphasis on ESG factors. For example, the Sustainable & Responsible Equity fund provides a focused solution for investors seeking a strategy that contributes to a more sustainable global economy.
We believe that our external fund managers should factor environmental, social and governance issues into their investment decisions. This focus provides not only a risk management tool, but also an alternative lens to identify new opportunities that may contribute to superior long-term investment returns.The value of an investment with St. James's Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than the amount invested.
Read about the progress we made in 2019 around our approach to Responsible Investing.
St. James's Place is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI). View further information and see how our Portfolios are managed in accordance with the UNPRI.
St. James's Place is a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code and is fully supportive of its principles. Read our statement of commitment to the code.