Environmental Social Governance policy

At Church House, we look to invest in companies that demonstrate a strong willingness and determination in carrying out positive ESG practices. Ultimately, we aim to guide companies along the path to creating a more sustainable  society.

We have created our own checks, which form part of our investment process, discussing ESG issues in our daily investment team meetings. An important part of this is ongoing engagement with companies, in order to drive positive changes in ESG practices.

We recognize that the materiality of ESG issues and opportunities vary by company and sector, and view ESG as a positive risk mitigator. This promotes investment in high quality businesses, having a positive effect on company fundamentals and the long-term interests of shareholders, as well as the wider community and environment. 

View our ESG policy

Supporting UK investors through stewardship standards

Church House is a signatory on improved code including sustainability focus

The UK Stewardship Code 2020 from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) sets high standards for those investing money on behalf of UK savers and pensioners. Stewardship is the responsible allocation, management and oversight of capital to create long-term value for clients and beneficiaries, leading to sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.

Since the code was first launched in 2010, much has changed, and environmental, particularly climate change and social factors and governance, have become material issues for investors. The FRC has recognised this in the latest code, the standards of which can play a vital role in investing for a more sustainable future.

In September 2022, following the submission of a comprehensive report detailing how we address the extensive standards of the code and rigorous review from the FRC, Church House was confirmed as a signatory for the second consecutive year.

View our Stewardship Policy