UK - The Strathclyde Pension Fund will be reviewing all its investment managers this year to make sure their strategies are in line with its socially responsible guidelines.
He said: "We are an externally managed fund and we expect the appointed investment managers to do two things.
"Firstly, to have consideration of social, ethical and environmental factors somewhere in their investment strategy, and to be able to demonstrate that to us.
"Secondly, we expect investment managers to engage with companies, and that's been the case for a long time and to some extent we signed the UNPRI from the perspective that we have been doing that for a number of years."
McIndoe said having seen the principles, the fund would review all its managers to make sure its investments were consistent with the commitment it gave when it signed up to the UN PRI.
"We will be doing that over the course of this year," he said.
Strathclyde originally agreed an SRI policy in 2000, which was reviewed in 2004 and then again in 2007.
The policy states: "The fund believes that, where they may be relevant to shareholder value, social, environmental and ethical considerations are among the factors which managers should take into account when selecting investments for purchase, sale or retention."
McIndoe noted one of the fund's action points going forward would be to write ethical considerations into requests for proposals (RFPs) for managers.
"We have always asked something about socially responsible investing in our RFPs, but in the future our RFPs will escalate the importance we place on ethical considerations. It's always been part of the mix in the past, but we will look more closely and possibly allocate higher weighting to it in the future," concluded McIndoe.
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