Effecting positive change to deliver long-term, sustainable value
Investment stewardship means the responsible oversight of capital that we allocate on behalf of our clients, in order to generate sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.
This involves engaging with the companies in which we invest, to address risks and opportunities – both company-specific and market-wide.
At the same time, the team works with regulators, policy makers and our industry peers to tackle systemic issues.
Our Investment Stewardship team exercises voting rights globally, across LGIM’s active and index funds, holding companies to account on the issues that matter most to our clients. These range from climate change to board independence and diversity.
Across both public and private assets, we have established a fully integrated framework for responsible investing to strengthen long-term returns and raise market standards. This is based on investment stewardship with impact and collaborative, active research across asset classes. Learn more about our approach to responsible investing here.
Read our Active Ownership report to see how we use our scale and influence to bring about real change in the companies and markets we invest in.
LGIM is proud to have consistently received A+ rankings for responsible investment strategy and active ownership by the UN-backed Principles for
Responsible Investment (UN PRI)*. Our latest UN PRI survey results and public transparency reports are available below:
*Source: UN PRI, as at 30 June 2021
Our award-winning Investment Stewardship team spearheads much of LGIM’s activity on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
The team is headed by our Head of Investment Stewardship, Kurt Morriesen.