Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UK Stewardship Code
7IM signed up to the United Nations PRI in 2019 – not only did we feel it was the right thing to do, it also gives our clients clarity about where we stand.
As part of our commitment to the PRI, we are fully integrating ESG issues into our investment process and produced our first full PRI report in March 2021. We believe that incorporating the Principles into our investment process makes us more accountable in our aims of:
- Estimating the environmental footprint and the corporate & country governance of all 7IM Strategic Asset Allocation portfolios each year
- Analysing all tactical asset allocations in terms of ESG impact – including emissions, human rights and governance – on portfolios
- Weighting ESG issues in our fund research and analysis
- Measuring the impact of ESG consideration on portfolio exposures and returns
As of March 2022, 7IM is also a signatory of the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC’s) UK Stewardship Code 2020. This sets high standards for asset managers and holds us accountable to 12 principles covering a range of stewardship activities and outcomes.