We're responsible for managing over £154 billion of our customers' money (as at September 2023). That money can play a significant part in helping society transition to a sustainable world, as well as generating sustainable long-term investment returns for customers.
Our research shows that customers care about climate change and we believe that the best outcome for our customers is that, collectively, we achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and this informs our strategic goals. This is why we've committed to aligning our investments to net zero(1) by 2050 and reducing carbon emissions from our investment portfolios by 50% by 2030.
We're signatories of:
*Net zero is the balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere and the carbon removed from it.
Rising to the challenges
We believe that companies which provide solutions to the challenges humanity faces do better than companies which cause problems.
We’re building on our responsible investment approach to develop more solutions so your employees can invest in the low carbon transition.
Engaging for positive change
We work actively with the companies which we invest in to influence their plans to reduce their carbon emissions and transition to a sustainable world in a way that considers the impact on society.
Committed to net zero
We’ve committed to achieving a minimum 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050 across our investments(2).
It’s important to remember that investment returns are never guaranteed. So while there’s a chance your employees’ savings could grow, their value can also go down. This means they could get back less than they put in.