Invesco is committed to adopting and implementing responsible investment principles in a manner that is consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities to clients. Invesco supports the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and recognizes the importance of considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of a robust investment process. These efforts are demonstrated in our Environmental, Social and Governance Investment Stewardship Report and Climate Change Report.
In June 2013, Invesco became a signatory of the UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment). The PRI is the largest and leading global responsible investment network of investment managers and asset owners in the industry. Invesco joins several other peer organizations in our support of the PRI initiative and material ESG topics.
The PRI is based on six key principles that serve as a foundational framework for large diversified investment managers to establish a well-articulated and supportive approach to ESG issues.
"We believe that investing responsibly by incorporating sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into activities across our firm can positively impact the value we provide to clients as well as the value we deliver to shareholders."
Marty Flanagan, President and CEO
+ We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
+ We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
+ We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
+ We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
+ We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
+ We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Our support for responsible investment currently comprises the following five areas:
ESG EVALUATION, SCREENING AND INTEGRATION
ESG consideration are factors, among many, that may be considered as part of a robust fundamental research process.
RESEARCH, RESOURCES AND TRAINING
Our teams have access to a wide range of information, including the ESG-related practices of companies worldwide.
ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
Our investment teams may question or challenge companies about ESG issues that could have an impact on future value.
We believe that voting of proxies should be managed with the same care as all other elements of the investment process.
ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AND REPORTING
Invesco recognizes its responsibility to help sustain a healthy, clean environment for future generations.