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.
Our purpose is to create a better future through responsible investing. What does this mean in practice?
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.
The number of companies that our Investment Stewardship team engaged with
The number of resolutions worldwide that we voted on
The amount of assets we manage in responsible investment strategies
Source: LGIM as at 31 December 2021
What is active ownership?
Active ownership in uncertain times
Over the course of 2021, the pandemic continued to highlight critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. But other issues were also at the forefront of our thinking, not least the danger of a climate catastrophe and the risks posed by geopolitical crises.
Our Active Ownership report details how our Investment Stewardship and Investment teams exercised voting rights across our entire book and engaged with companies, policymakers and other stakeholders to deliver positive change on topics including net-zero emissions, ethnic diversity and gender diversity.
With 22 professionals, and an average of 11 years’ experience, our Investment Stewardship team has a track record of high-profile, effective and global engagement with companies in different sectors around the world.
⁽¹⁾ Across all assets under management.
⁽²⁾ LGIM, as at 31 December 2021. AUM in responsible investment strategies represents only the AUM from funds or client mandates that feature a deliberate and positive expression of ESG criteria, in the fund documentation for pooled fund structures or in a client’s Investment Management Agreement.
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