Responsible and sustainable investing


Corporate responsibility and responsible investing

RLAM is committed to being a responsible investor. This means a number of things for us; from being a good steward of assets and promoting responsible investment with other stakeholders to offering a range of sustainable and ethical investment options.

Governance

As part of that commitment, RLAM seeks to understand environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities within the investment process. Our aim is to generate sustainable, risk-adjusted returns that reflect a wider understanding of what will drive economic performance in the future. To achieve this we engage with companies and industry regulators to understand the issues and to promote best practice.

As a large investor, we believe we have a responsibility to use our influence to promote positive corporate behaviour to the benefit of our clients and the wider community. We take an active approach to voting and engagement with corporates and industry regulators to improve best practice standards. RLAM has been a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) since 2008.

Our offering

Because we believe that responsible investment is a way of doing business, clients can expect to get this as standard. This includes; RLAM voting according to principles of good corporate governance; engaging with companies, regulators and other agents to push for a more progressive approach on environmental social and governance issues (ESG); and promoting our views and research on responsible and sustainable investing. It also extends to making progress on integrating ESG factors where they are relevant to investment in non-screened funds, collaborating with other investors to strengthen the arguments for good practices in these areas and being transparent to clients and to the general public on our successes and challenges.