Responsible Investment Review
2017 - A very responsible year
22 Feb 2018 - Estimated reading time: 5 mins
Responsible Investment (RI) was an area of growing importance over the year with our clients, regulators, investment managers and consultants, all demonstrating an increased level of awareness of the topic. In this publication we provide a brief overview of some of the key topics, developments, projects and initiatives that the Hymans Robertson Responsible Investment (RI) team have undertaken throughout 2017, including:
- We were one of the small number of consulting firms who voluntarily reported to the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) in their pilot year;
- Increased focus on ESG including sustainability and effective stewardship; and
- In response to tPR guidance, the Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association began an initiative to encourage investment consultants to raise responsible investment issues with their clients. We are very pleased to be supporting this initiative.
As well as the work we did in 2017 we've also ambitious plans for 2018. Our goals are to demonstrate the value of RI and to foster greater dialogue. We know that RI needs to compete for space on busy meeting agendas but we hope that by providing high quality, evidence backed collateral, we can achieve this goal.