At First Sentier Investors, we're driven by our Responsible Investment principles. Our commitment to RI research and analysis on topics of importance to ourselves and our clients enables us to make more informed decisions that not only benefit our clients, but our environment and our society. To do this, we use a wide variety of tools and resources some of which are listed below.
As long-term investors, we know that the investment decisions we make today impact communities in the future. We review our RI strategy every three years to build on our approach to stewardship, and ensure we are proactively thinking about how to address emerging issues in our investment processes.
At firm level we are currently focused on the following four key issues: climate change, human rights and modern slavery, diversity and nature and biodiversity.
- Modern slavery includes crimes such as forced labour, debt bondage, human trafficking, child labour and forced marriage and disproportionately affects vulnerable communities.
- International Labor Organization, 2016
- World Economic Forum: https://www.weforum.org/press/2020/01/half-of-world-s-gdp-moderately-or-highly-dependent-on-nature-says-new-report/
- The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/final-report-the-economics-of-biodiversity-the-dasgupta-review