Socially responsible investing
We are committed to socially responsible investing.
Our ethical investment specialists, Rathbone Greenbank Investments, have expertise in incorporating ethical issues into investment portfolios and have £761 million of funds under management*
We are signed-up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, a set of voluntary guidelines that help companies to address social, ethical, environmental and corporate governance issues into the investment process.
Since 2006, we have been a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project, an independent organisation that measures corporate climate change.
We continue to work to meet the spirit of the UK Stewardship Code to improve engagement between companies and shareholders.
More information on socially responsible investing can be found in our Report and Accounts.
*as at 31 December 2015
We are committed to seeking high standards of corporate governance at the companies in which we invest. This is the responsibility of the corporate governance committee, which is responsible both for setting policy and implementing it through our proxy voting activities.
We appreciate the need to be transparent about our stewardship activities on behalf of our clients. We regularly post updated reviews of our proxy voting and company engagement activities, please see below.
- Corporate governance: voting summary and company engagement
- Corporate governance: half year voting review, August 2015