UK - Investment boutique J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) has become the latest signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).
The principles are a set of guidelines outlining how to incorporate environmental, social and governance issues into investment practices. They call for investors to make a commitment to be active owners and incorporate ESG into ownership policies and to promote acceptance of the principles among the industry.
JOHCM sales and marketing director Suzy Neubert said: "ESG issues play an important role in the investment analysis conducted across all of our investment strategies. Well managed companies take ESG factors into account, and we view failure by companies to consider them as a long-term stock-specific risk."
The UNPRI has a total of 873 signatories, of which 220 are asset owners 484 are investment managers and the rest, professional service partners.
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