Sustainable investing (“SI”), in our view, is central to successful long-term investment outcomes and a key part of WTW’s beliefs and investment approach. SI describes long-term, finance-driven strategies that integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) factors, effective stewardship and management of sustainability impacts. This reflects, we believe, good risk management and supports a robust investment industry. For us, the principles underlying SI form the cornerstone of a successful long-term investment strategy and that SI considerations can materially improve risk and/or return for our portfolios. In addition, this topic is subject to significant regulatory and public scrutiny, as well as material reputational risk.
Our delegated solutions are in many ways complete reflections of our investment expertise — building portfolios that are designed to contain our best ideas in return generation and risk management. Therefore, delegated portfolios look to embed the best of our SI research, risk management and idea generation. Our Sustainable Investing Policy documents the way in which we currently do this in both our delegated portfolios and for our funds globally. This policy accompanies the overall investment business approach to sustainability and the firm-wide activities undertaken in this area.
Within the broad remit of sustainable investing and notwithstanding other significant topics, we have identified climate change as a critical and systemic priority, given the risk it presents to our clients’ investments, the ongoing resilience of the savings universe, and the planet as a whole. For further information, we have a detailed Climate Policy which can be requested by contacting us through the link at the top of this page.
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