Responsible investment overview

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At Insight, we believe responsible investment means acknowledging the significance of environmental, social and governance risks, and ensuring our portfolios reflect these factors.

Our responsible investment activities are overseen by the ESG Risk Working Group, which reports twice a year to the Business Management Group, a senior management group of Insight executives and employees.

The ESG Risk Working Group sets, reviews and monitors the implementation of responsible investment. It focuses particularly on:

  • Identification of new/emerging ESG issues
  • Prioritising issues that require further action
  • Ensuring that agreed actions are implemented

In 2017 we launched the Insight Sustainable Euro Corporate Bond Fund, which only invests where minimum standards for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are met. It also seeks to make a positive impact by favouring issuers with superior sustainability profiles.

Our promise and approach

PRI rating

In 2017 we were awarded a UNPRI 'A +' rating for strategy, governance and the integration of responsible investment-related issues across corporate bond portfolios.

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Statement from our CEO

We recognise that our ability to deliver superior investment returns over the time horizons that are relevant to our clients is dependent on effectively managing the risks and opportunities presented by these issues.

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Leading our responsible investment programme

Our responsible investment activities are overseen by the ESG Risk Working Group, which consists of senior managers from across the business, representing investment management, risk, human resources and communications departments.

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Insight's RI Policy

Our objective is to achieve superior investment returns over clients' expected time horizons. We consider responsible investment to drive this goal through the management of financial and nonfinancial risks.

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Glossary

Frequently defined terms and key ESG jargon are defined within our glossary. Navigate through the range of terms used in our industry.

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