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.
We are proud to announce a global partnership with endurance swimmer and environmental campaigner, Lewis Pugh.
Our credentials as a responsible investor
- We take a consistent approach, across our entire book, to voting and engagement
- Innovation in tackling climate change, from modelling the energy transition to targeted engagements
- A wide range of responsible investment strategies, across different asset classes
Across both public and private assets, we have established a fully integrated framework for responsible investing to strengthen long-term returns and raise market standards. This is based on investment stewardship with impact and collaborative, active research across asset classes.
The Future World funds are for investors who wish to express a conviction on ESG themes. The range extends LGIM’s approach to responsible investing across a broad array of asset classes, strategies and investment styles.
Climate Impact Pledge
The world is facing a climate emergency, which could have drastic consequences for markets, companies and our clients’ assets. As a result, in 2016 we launched our Climate Impact Pledge, under which we assess, score and engage with companies key to the energy transition, to help them address this era-defining challenge.
Investment stewardship and engagement
Our Investment Stewardship team engages with companies to address company-specific and market-wide risks and opportunities. The team does so alongside LGIM’s investment teams, as part of our Global Research & Engagement Platform.
Active ownership means working with companies, policymakers and other investors to create sustainable value. Our annual report details how we achieved this in 2021.
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.
Engagement report - Q4 2023
Using our influence and scale to bring about real, positive change to deliver sustainable investor value.