Our Future-Fit Pioneer commitment…
We recognise the crucial role every business must play in creating a Future-Fit Society – one that is environmentally restorative, socially just and economically inclusive – and we’re committed to playing our part.
We aspire to become a Future-Fit Business because we believe that our long-term success is tied to the value we provide to society. That means we must eliminate all of the potential negative impacts associated with what we buy, what we sell, and what we do.
As a wealth manager most of our impact is embedded in our investments. Whether through third-party fund managers or directly investing in businesses, we’re exposed to a number of issues that require active management. As an impact wealth manager we commit to ensuring we invest in and engage with companies that are truly sustainable and impactful or who are transitioning to become responsible and sustainable.
In addition, we will seek to create positive impact wherever we can, to speed up society’s transition to future-fitness through our own actions and by assisting others on the journey.
As a business we’ve declared a net zero 2025 target and signed up to Science-Based Targets. We’ll encourage the companies and funds we invest in to do the same and to manage their climate footprint following best practice. We commit to doing this across existing and new social and environmental best practice frameworks.
We acknowledge that incremental improvement of the status quo isn’t enough, so we intend to transform the way we do things. We will lead by example and encourage other businesses to do the same by sharing our progress annually. We will publish our first Future-Fit Statement of Progress within the next 12 months.