Invesco is committed to adopting and implementing responsible investment principles in a manner that is consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities to clients. We are also committed to our corporate sustainability efforts by being good stewards of the environment and to the local communities in which we serve. These efforts are demonstrated in our Environmental, Social and Governance Investment Stewardship Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report and our Climate Change Report in line with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
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We apply ESG concepts in several dimensions, from the products we offer and our investment processes, to our corporate behavior. Our approach focuses on integrating ESG risk and opportunity factors into investment decisions, differentiated by asset classes and decentralized by local investment centers. This integration extends to engagement and active ownership, and we discuss material ESG factors Our support for responsible investment comprises the following areas:
Due to Invesco's diversity, our investment strategies and styles vary in their approach to ESG implementation. This is underpinned by external research and a global team of experts working alongside our investment teams. We have the capabilities to manage ESG solutions depending on client need.
We take our responsibility as active owners very seriously and see engagement as an opportunity to encourage continual improvement. Dialogue with investment companies is a core part of our investment process and one of the most powerful mechanisms for reducing risks, enhancing returns and having a positive impact on society and the environment.
Our patented proxy voting portal facilitates investment-led voting decisions. This proprietary tool encourages knowledge collaboration, leverages multiple sources of research and enables investors to focus on long-term shareholder value.
We adopt and implement ESG principles to align with our fiduciary responsibilities to our clients, and have strengthened our position through industry advocacy, leadership and innovation. We are signatories to the UN sponsored Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UK Stewardship Code and Japan Stewardship Code. In the UK, Invesco was assessed as Tier 1 signatory of the Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code.
We are an active member of a variety of trade associations around the globe, including: UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), Responsible Investment Association (RIA) in Canada, Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) in Japan, and the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) in the US. We are also an investor partner with the UK Investor Forum, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) while supporting the Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR). We are members of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and have joined the World Economic Forum Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) as well as the Climate Action 100+. In 2020, we achieved an 'A+' rating for Strategy and Governance from the PRI for the fourth consecutive year. You can find a copy of Invesco's PRI Transparency Report at www.unpri.org.
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.
As part of our commitment to the PRI: