Our approach to responsible investment is underpinned by the belief that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are important drivers of investment value. In 2016, Insight Investment was given Tier 1 status by the Financial Reporting Council.
In 2019, we were awarded A+ ratings across most of the relevant categories in the PRI survey, reflecting our ongoing commitment to integrating responsible investment practices across all aspects of our business. For securitised assets, we received an A rating.
All responsible investment disclosures and historical reports can be found in the literature library, including the latest PRI assessment and transparency reports for Insight Investment. A summary of our current ratings can be seen below:
For segregated accounts Insight can apply ESG criteria to determine debt issuer suitability for inclusion in portfolios, subject to specific client guidelines and restrictions. For example, for government and SSA debt, Insight can use specific indicators such as low ESG ratings, ESG reputation red flags and ESG long-term risk flags as measures in portfolio management.
The Financial Reporting Council is the UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment. Among other activities, the FRC sets the UK Stewardship Code. To improve the quality of reporting, encourage greater transparency, and maintain the Code’s credibility, the FRC assessed signatories based on the quality of their Code compliance statements. Full details are available at www.frc.org.uk/investors/uk-stewardship-code/uk-stewardship-code-statements.