Our approach and credentials
At LGIM, we believe environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors – such as climate change, social inequality and executive pay – are financially material. So we see responsible investing as the incorporation of ESG considerations into investment decisions.
Responsible investing, in our view, is essential to mitigate risks, unearth investment opportunities and strengthen long-term returns for clients. It is also core to our approach: our very purpose at LGIM is to create a better future through responsible investing.
CIO Outlook: Time for healing
After contending with the terrible human and economic toll of a pandemic, as well as market volatility reminiscent of the financial crisis, investors could well be forgiven for wondering anxiously: what could 2021 possibly have in store for us?
Our Investment Stewardship team engages with companies, alongside LGIM’s investment teams, to address company-specific and market-wide risks and opportunities. The team exercises our voting rights globally, holding companies to account. At the same time, the team works with regulators, policy makers and our peers to tackle systemic issues.
Global engagement to deliver positive change
We said we’d target net ZERO emissions across all AUM by 2050
Our Investment Stewardship team engaged with 665 companies
We managed *USD 282.7 billion in responsible investment strategies
Active ownership in an era of uncertainty
The pandemic disrupted our lives in 2020 in numerous and profound ways.
In our tenth annual Active Ownership report, we outline the decisive action we took on behalf of our clients during this challenging period across a range of environmental, social and governance issues.
We gave particular attention to the near-term dangers posed by COVID-19 and the longer-term threat of climate change, while doubling down on our progressive stance on income inequality, diversity and board independence.
*Source: LGIM, as at 31 December 2020. Includes responsible investment strategies explicitly linked to ESG criteria, across both pooled funds and segregated accounts globally. The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, you may not get back the amount you originally invested.