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    Responsible investment initiatives

    Responsible investment initiatives

    Many of the most pressing issues we face require a collective response from the investment community and from wider society.

    We work with our clients, other investors, governments, companies and civil society organisations to build knowledge and awareness, to share expertise and to create a common voice on these issues when engaging with stakeholders in relation to our clients’ investments.

    Collaborative initiatives are selected based on their importance to Insight’s clients, the contributions we can make to the goals of the initiative and the philosophical alignment with our general purpose as a responsible investor. We outline a selection of our activities below. For more information please contact your Insight representative.

    Insight’s memberships and collaborative initiatives

    Organisation/initiative Insight’s role More information
    CDP (formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project) carbon action initiative Investor signatory https://www.cdp.net/

    Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability

    Member https://www.ceres.org/networks/ceres-investor-network
    Climate Action 100+ Investor signatory www.climateaction100.org/
    European Fund and Asset Management Association

    Corporate member
    Member of Stewardship, Market Integrity & ESG Committee

    https://www.efama.org/
    European Leveraged Finance Association

    Member
    Member of ESG Committee

    https://elfainvestors.com/
    Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis  

    Signatory

    https://www.iigcc.org/resource/global-investor-statement-to-governments-on-the-climate-crisis-2021-update/
    IASB Investors in Financial Reporting Programme Member https://www.ifrs.org/investor-centre/#investors-in-financial-reporting-programme

    ICMA Sustainability-Linked Bonds Working Group 2021-2022

    Member

    https://www.icmagroup.org/sustainable-finance/membership-governance-and-working-groups/working-groups/

    Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Investor member https://www.iigcc.org/
    International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

    Member
    Member of Green and Social Bond Principles Advisory Group

    https://www.icmagroup.org/
    Investment Association

    Member
    Member of Sustainable Investment Committee

    https://www.icmagroup.org/
    Net Zero Asset Managers initiative

    Signatory

    https://www.netzeroassetmanagers.org/

    Principles for Responsible Banking

    Endorser

    https://www.unepfi.org/banking/bankingprinciples/

    Principles for Responsible Investment Founding signatory http://www.unpri.org/about
    Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Supporter https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/
    Transition Pathway Initiative Supporter https://www.transitionpathwayinitiative.org/

    UK Stewardship Code

    Signatory

    https://www.frc.org.uk/investors/uk-stewardship-code

    UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UK SIF) Member https://uksif.org/
    UN Global Compact Active participant https://www.unglobalcompact.org/
    Statements on COVID-19

    The global spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in early 2020 led to extensive measures to contain the outbreak. This in turn prompted a wide range of responses.

    Notably, the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) – to which Insight was a founding signatory in 2006 – published actions for responsible investors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that "an immediate, robust response to the COVID-19 crisis is needed across the global economy".

    Insight's Global Chief Investment Officer, Adrian Grey, wrote a letter to key stakeholders in the economy, outlining our expectations and actions – including our response to the PRI's suggestions. Insight also made donations to support workers on the front line in the pandemic.

    To read the statement please click here.

    Insight has also added its voice to a joint call from institutional investors for a fair and equitable global response to the pandemic, including through fully financing the World Health Organisation’s Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, dedicated to developing, producing and ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 tools.

    The investor statement, organised by the Access to Medicine Foundation, is available here.

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