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 organizations 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
|Organization/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||
|European Leveraged Finance Association||
|Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis||
|IASB Investors in Financial Reporting Program||Member||https://www.ifrs.org/investor-centre/#investors-in-financial-reporting-programme|
|Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)||Investor member||https://www.iigcc.org/|
|International Capital Market Association (ICMA)||
|Net Zero Asset Managers initiative||
|Principles for Responsible Banking||
|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/|
|UN Global Compact||Active participant||https://www.unglobalcompact.org/|
|UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UK SIF)||Member||https://uksif.org/|
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, organized by the Access to Medicine Foundation, is available here.