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Responsible Investment

Responsible Investment Strategy

Through our  pdf icon Responsible Investment Framework 2021 [522kb]we support active stewardship and engagement and seek positive change to protect and enhance the Fund's assets, ensuring they deliver the investment returns to support the payment of members' pension benefits. The term "Responsible Investment" refers to the integration of financially material environmental, social and corporate governance ("ESG") factors into investment processes. It has relevance both before and after the investment decision and is a core part of fiduciary duty.

In line with our Responsible Investment Framework we adopt a three-pillar approach to implementation, across selection, stewardship, and reporting and disclosure. Supporting activities reflect investment beliefs set out in our pdf icon Investment Strategy Statement 2021 [1Mb], including the beliefs that:

  • Investing responsibly is key to ensuring that the long-term value of WMPF assets are protected and where possible, enhanced
  • Engaging as a longterm asset owner reduces risk over time and has been proven to positively impact investment return
  • There is overwhelming evidence that climate change poses both risks and opportunities for investments.

If you wish to contact the Fund regarding its responsible investment approach, please email responsibleinvestment@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

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