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Church of England Pensions Board

PRI reporting framework 2017

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LEA 01. Description of approach to engagement

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01.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal engagement policy.

01.2. Indicate what your engagement policy covers:

01.4. Provide a brief overview of your organization’s approach to engagement

The Church of England Pensions Board jointly with the Church Commissioners resource an in-house Engagement Team. It is important to prioritise our engagement interventions in line with our capacity and ability to seek genuine change in corporate practices and behaviour. Our approach distinguishes engagement interventions into six categories:

  • Catalytic Engagement: A significant strategic intervention on a policy issue that seeks to influence both company behaviour as well as the wider investment community. Likely to be resource intensive and high profile.
  • Church Collaborative: Via the Church Investors Group (CIG) to pool some of our engagement capacity with other UK Church Investors to work on four commonly agreed engagement priorities. 
  • Investor Collaborative: Led by other asset owners/managers and we work collaboratively on an issue relating to a number of companies or a particular issue relating to a single company’s behaviour.
  • Church Specific: Specific bespoke Church policy working as three National Investing Bodies. Requires capacity either through our screening provider or consultancy support to independently assess company responses against engaged criteria.
  • Monitoring: We maintain a monitoring engagement brief on a particular policy.
  • Intensive: This category is reserved for instances when there is a particular event that falls outside of our planned engagement activities.


01.5. Additional information [optional]

LEA 02. Reasoning for interaction on ESG issues

02.1. Indicate the method of engagement, giving reasons for the interaction.

Type of engagement

Reason for interaction

Individual/Internal staff engagements

Collaborative engagements

Service provider engagements

02.2. Additional information. [Optional]