Additional information [OPTIONAL]
All our PRI submissions have been reviewed and verified by our senior team including our COO, Head of Distribution, fund managers and investment teams and with corresponding support from others on the Board as needed. While we have not sought third party assurance in a formal manner this year, we have used expert advisory support from a third party who has been critical in helping us mature our RI processes and to drive meaningful value. This has included an audit of all our activities and functions - and how they interact with our sustainable investment system, including policy commitments, processes and outcomes. This has given us confidence that our responses to the PRI are robust. As our approach evolves further, including the production of a standalone Sustainable Investment report, we will carefully consider the merits of commissioning third party assurance.