Leading our responsible investment program

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Our responsible investment activities are overseen by the ESG Working Group1, which consists of senior managers from across the business, representing investment management, risk, human resources and communications departments.

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

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

The ESG Working Group, which met six times in 2016, reports twice a year to the Business Management Group, a senior management group of Insight executives and employees chaired by Insight’s Chief Executive Officer.

Over the year, the ESG Working Group’s efforts have resulted in several new developments, including:

  • A new Responsible Investment Policy that outlines our organisation-wide commitment to responsible investment and building capabilities in new asset classes
  • Extending our statement of compliance with the UK Stewardship Code and developing our engagement activities in fixed income
  • Updating Insight’s policy on investments in cluster munitions and landmines
  • Capturing carbon risk within the credit investment process, which led to the design of a carbon emissions risk tool focusing on specific credit sectors.

ESG Working Group members include:

  • David Averre, Head of Credit Analysis
  • Joshua Kendall, ESG Analyst
  • David Chellew, Head of Marketing
  • Victoria May, Head of Institutional, North America
  • Lynne Dalgarno, Head of Human Resources
  • Bonnie Smith, Product Director
  • Jonathan Eliot, Chief Risk Officer
  • Rory Sullivan, Responsible Investment Advisor
  • Adrian Grey, Chief Investment Officer – Active Management


Insight’s ESG Analyst, supported by our Responsible Investment Advisor, leads the responsible investment strategy and ensures that our investment processes remain consistent with the new Responsible Investment Policy.

1 Please note: we changed the ESG Risk Working Group to ESG Working Group in July 2017.

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