Your investment decisions matter

Investors have a powerful role to play in shaping a better future for the planet, people and animals. All of our investment decisions are guided by our Ethical Charter which has been in place since 1986. Many investors play a passive role and react to the world as it is, but we think that isn't good enough. Investors have the power to direct capital to where it's needed. For example, we are helping fund the transition to a cleaner low-warming world by divesting from fossil fuels and investing in renewables.

One of the benefits of ethical investing is that it recognises most peoples' values are not secondary to their financial goals. While a lot of decisions people make are driven by financial considerations, there are other things that are important to them too – whether it’s family, local community or the environment. Ethical investing recognises that when you embed these ideas into an investment process it can be very powerful.