LGPS Central and its Partner Funds are committed to responsible investment, and our approach is detailed in our Responsible Investment & Engagement Framework.
We believe that the integration of responsible investment factors supports long-term risk-adjusted returns. We have made responsible investment a core part of our investment process in every asset class and in every investment mandate we hold.
Our RI&E function has two objectives:
Primarily, to support investment objectives; Secondarily, to be an exemplar for RI within the financial services industry, promote collaboration, and raise standards across the marketplace.
We seek to attain these objectives through a three-pillar framework comprising Selection (of assets), Stewardship (of assets), and Transparency & Disclosure.
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Read how we cast shareholder votes on behalf of our clients: Voting Principles.
You can also access a full overview of Voting Statistics for securities held in portfolios within LGPS Central’s Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS).
We at LGPS Central Limited are fully aware that Climate Change poses potentially catastrophic risks, both now and in the future. The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established with the goal of developing a set of voluntary, climate-related financial risk disclosures which help organisations better understand and control the risks and opportunities climate change means for them.
We have supported TCFD reporting since we launched as a Company nearly three years ago (this report following our interim TCFD Report in 2019) and call for all firms, including the companies we invest in, to adopt its reporting standards. Read our full report here.
See our responses to various Public Consultations.
LGPS Central Limited’s voting record is available by clicking on the following buttons –
In October 2019, we opened the London Stock Exchange to celebrate the launch of our £2.1bn All World Equity Climate Multi Factor Fund, which enables us to align our sustainable investment ethos with our long-term investment goals. Watch the video above to find out more about why investing in smart sustainability is so important to us.