USS's Statement of Investment Principles is applicable across all assets and "requires its investment managers to integrate all material financial factors, including corporate governance, environmental, social and ethical considerations into the decision making process for all fund investments." This is supported by additional text in the scheme's Investment Beliefs. Both these documents are available on the USS website - www.uss.co.uk.
As by far the majority of the scheme's assets are managed in house by USS Investment Management, the core focus for RI activities has been internal assets, as reflected in the Scheme's RI strategy.
That said, RI processes have been developed covering the appointments and monitoring of public market equities and fixed income asset managers, hedge funds, property, cash and private equity managers. These processes are outlined throughout the SAM section.