As a global custodian, we have an important role to play in helping our clients adopt and integrate ESG policies and demonstrate the value these can bring to an organisation.
In this context, we became the first global custodian to sign the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in September 2016.
By signing to the PRI in the “service provider category”, we are committed to providing, developing and promoting services that support clients’ implementation of the PRI’s six Principles.
In June 2016, we launched ESG Risk Analytics, an innovative solution designed to enable asset owners and asset managers to integrate ESG factors more easily into their investment decision-making process. ESG Risk analytics provides a detailed breakdown of how well clients’ investments and benchmarks rate against an extensive range of ESG factors.
We are convinced that we can have considerable influence over how our clients address ESG issues. In this respect, in order to better inform our customers, we regularly publish thought leadership papers and articles.