Environmental, Social & Governance Issues

Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) issues are an integral part of our investment philosophy and working practices.

  • Impax Asset Management Limited attaches great importance to Environmental, Social and Governance Issues. Our approach to these is highlighted below:

    • Environment: The environment is at the forefront of our investment philosophy and working practices. We follow a strict internal environmental policy in order to maintain a sustainable working environment.
    • Social: We are fully committed to international standards on health and safety, human and labour rights as signatories of the UN PRI and take possible social effects from our investments into consideration.
    • Governance: We are committed to ensuring the highest level of transparency and integrity, mitigating any conflicts of interest and communicating openly and frequently with our investors.

    We incorporate the above into our rigorous investment process through a thorough examination of company management, governance ownership, risks and ESG disclosures. Each company must be approved by the investment committee on these criteria before it enters a list of investable stocks.

    We are additionally members of (or signatories to):

     -  UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)
     -  Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
     -  Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)
     -  Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
     -  UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF)
     -  UK Stewardship Code
     -  Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)
     -  Business in the Community (BITC)
     -  USSIF

     

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  • The UK Stewardship Code

    We aim to enhance the long-term value of our shareholdings and to foster corporate governance best practice by continually engaging with our investee companies on ESG issues, both independently, through proxy voting, and through joint representations with other institutions.

    We support this important government initiative. Click here for a more detailed statement regarding each principle of the Code.