With trillions of pounds invested by large sophisticated asset owners in the UK, including £2.3 trillion of assets in UK pension schemes, institutional investors have a huge role to play and should be helping to drive the UK’s sustainable investment agenda. But how do you gain an insight as to how well you are currently integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into your overall investment decision making? And how do you identify areas for intervention that will deliver positive impact?
That’s why we created our Responsible Investment Total Evaluation (RITE).
What is RITE?
RITE is all about taking action. It’s an easy to follow approach for helping you work towards best practice in ESG with your investment decision making.
RITE gives you an evaluation across each area of Mercer’s Sustainable Investing Pathway (Beliefs, Policy, Process and Portfolio) to show you how you are doing on an A++ to C scale, and how that compares to your peers. It also provides you with a way of monitoring your improvement over time.
With the RITE Interventions, we can work with you to improve your ESG credentials leading to well-planned and evidential improvements. As a result of this direct action, you will benefit from the RITE Impact and you can take pride as your portfolio’s evaluation improves year on year.
What is the process?
RITE is a 3 stage process:
We will work with you to set out an action plan over the next 12 – 18 months to implement the agreed interventions. The RITE assessment can be completed on, for example, an annual basis to show the progression in your RITE score.
If you want to know how well you are currently integrating ESG considerations into your overall decision making and identify areas for intervention that will deliver positive impact for your investment portfolio, please complete the form below.
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