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Insight Investment

PRI reporting framework 2017

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SG 07. RI roles and responsibilities


Roles present in your organisation

          Chief Investment Officer - Active Management

07.2. For the roles for which you have RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities, indicate how you execute these responsibilities.

Insight’s approach to ESG activities are overseen by David Averre, Head of Credit Analysis, and supported by a responsible investment advisor, Rory Sullivan and ESG analyst, Joshua Kendall.

Joshua is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting on the responsible investment programme at Insight, whilst Rory guides the development, thought leadership and communication aspects of our activities.

We have an ESG working group with responsibility for reviewing key ESG issues. The working group contains investment and risk professionals, with the strategic advisor and ESG analyst supporting key information through the committee for discussion and action. We inform ourselves of important developments by participating in industry initiatives, subscribing to news services and discussing issues directly with our clients, consultants and other stakeholders.

07.3. Indicate the number of dedicated responsible investment staff your organisation has.

2 Number

07.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Insight Investment does not have a separate responsible investment team. Our philosophy and approach towards responsible investment places an emphasis on the integration of responsible investment and stewardship principles within investment decision-making. This means that responsibility for considering the ESG performance of the companies in which we invest rests principally with our team of investment analysts and decision-makers. Insight has, over a number of years, embedded ESG considerations into our standard process for investments including equities, fixed income and farmland. To assist our investment professionals in this task we have sourced data and developed proprietary toolkits, described elsewhere in this report, and provided appropriate training where necessary. The investment teams are supported in their responsible investment activities by a specialist who monitors the implementation of our responsible investment policy and acts as an advisor to the analysts and portfolio managers. Outside the investment department, representatives from our risk and communications departments assist in surveillance of regulatory developments and codes of practice, and in meeting our commitment to transparency.

SG 08. RI in performance management, reward and/or personal development (Private)