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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 memberships and relevant initiatives 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

    Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability

    Climate Action 100+ Investor signatory
    European Leveraged Finance Association

    Member of ESG Committee
    FAIRR Initiative

    Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis  


    Link to 2022 statement
    IASB Investors in Financial Reporting Programme Member

    ICMA Sustainability-Linked Bonds Working Group 2021-2022


    Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Investor member
    Member of the chemicals sector working group
    International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

    International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

    Member of the Sustainable Finance Working Group
    Investment Association

    Member of Climate Change Working Group
    Net Zero Asset Managers initiative


    Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials


    Principles for Responsible Banking


    Principles for Responsible Investment Founding signatory
    Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Member of the TNFD Forum
    Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Supporter
    Transition Pathway Initiative Supporter

    UK Stewardship Code

    UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UK SIF) Member
    UN Global Compact Active participant
    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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