In our Board's Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPP) our Responsible Investing Policy states:
11.3 In keeping with the Board’s fiduciary responsibilities and framework, the Board believes that environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) issues can affect investment performance to varying degrees across companies, sectors, regions, asset classes and through time. In this regard, the Board supports the UN-led Principles for Responsible Investment, introduced in April 2006 (http://www.unpri.org/principles/). By applying these principles, the Board recognizes that effective research, analysis and evaluation of ESG issues is a fundamental part of assessing the value and performance of an investment over the long term.
In Appendix C:, Section 13 one of our investment premises states:
13. The Board believes that companies that do a good job of managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters have less financial risk and perform better financially over the longer term. ESG factors may affect investment performance over time and to varying degrees across companies, sectors, regions and asset classes. BCI expects companies to be responsible in their operations, adopt good standards of occupational health & safety, and effectively manage stakeholder relationships.
Our investment agent, BCI, has their investment beliefs posted to their website.