UK Stewardship Code
Church House is pleased to announce that we have continued to meet the standard of reporting required by the UK Stewardship Code for a second year. We remain included in the Financial Reporting Council’s list of successful signatories to the Code, which establishes a high standard of stewardship for asset managers, asset owners and service providers when investing money on behalf of UK savers and pensioners.
While the focus of the Code, when first published in 2010, was on improving the quality and quantity of engagement between investors and companies, the updated 2020 code has gone further, to also target the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance matters into the investment approach and decision-making process.
We are pleased to increase transparency in our commitment to stewardship and sustainability through our report, in which we have demonstrated (and look to continue to demonstrate) our commitment to responsible investment in the allocation and management of capital. We believe the importance of sustainability has never been more prominent and while we have always considered that investing in companies with sustainable business practices and run by people with integrity as central to our approach, we will continue to embed this into our equity, fixed income and multi-asset class funds.