industry advocacy

Industry advocacy

Implementing ESG principles through good stewardship

Our commitment to responsible investing

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) and Japan Stewardship Code. As strong supporters of the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) UK Stewardship Code since 2010, Invesco is committed to good stewardship practices and the revised 2020 UK Stewardship Code. Read our 2020 report: Invesco 2020 UK Stewardship Code Report.

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, we will:

  • Incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • Promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • Report our activities and progress toward implementing the Principles.

Our focus on climate change

In March 2021, Invesco became a signatory of the Net Zero Asset Manager’s Initiative. As part of this initiative, we are committed to supporting the global goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all our investment portfolios by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement goal to limit warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Find out more here, or read more about this in our 2020 Climate Change Report.

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Responsible investment contacts

Inquiries
ESG@invesco.com

Cathrine De Coninck-Lopez
Global Head of ESG
Cathrine.DeConinckLopez@invesco.com

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