Willis Towers Watson have recognised ESG and responsible investment capabilities and are PRI signatories. AMP Capital can engage Willis Towers Watson in reviewing external manager ratings in relation to ESG issues. This includes capabilities of ESG researchers and integration within the manager assessment and monitoring process. Willis Towers Watson's investment manager research process has also been evolving to promote the inclusion of ESG factors in the investment process more generally. This includes assessing and monitoring stewardship practices of product strategies with a predominant focus on listed equities. This is being extended to include other asset classes.
Willis Towers Watson also undertakes policy level engagement to support and enhance robust investment markets and may undertake engagement with individual investment management organisations to promote good practice in stewardship and ESG integration. Willis Towers Watson have also been introducing portfolio level ESG risk reviews to support manager research and portfolio review processes and continue to research a range of sustainability themed opportunities to assess how and where they may best incorporated into their clients portfolio.