We're delighted to confirm that we have launched the first wave of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) client reports. This is a huge step forward in our commitment to deliver an industry-leading responsible investing proposition for both our existing and prospective clients.
The reports provide greater transparency for our clients to better understand the ESG impacts of their portfolios. This delivery will provide the platform on which we can have broader and deeper conversations with our clients about their sustainable investing goals and the options available to them.
Targeting 74 Institutional and 131 Wholesale key clients, the reports will cover areas including the carbon intensity of their fund relative to benchmark and the active engagement and voting outcomes for fund(s).
These reports follow our compliance with EU SFDR level one on 10 March and the launching of our dynamic ESG tools for public markets users.
Jane Nicholls, Global Head of ESG Client, ASI says:
'Making real and lasting change starts with transparency and providing our clients with the tools that enable them to be better investors. We're delighted to announce the launch of our ESG client reports which we believe will support the conversations that lead to more sustainable outcomes and investor comparability. We know that we have to show our clients, not just tell them and, while we have a lot more to do, we're committed to delivering on that goal.'
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