Disclosure level: 1 - Initial
Disclosure date:June 2021
Pioneer since:2020
Future-Fit Pioneer Profile

WHEB Asset Management

We are a positive impact investor focused on the opportunities created by the transition to a low carbon and sustainable global economy.

 
Region: Europe
Location: London, United Kingdom

Our commitment to a Future-Fit Society

We recognize 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 are 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.

In particular, as an investment business, we commit to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2025 at the latest. We also recognise that WHEB, along with the financial services sector as a whole, does not reflect the gender and ethnic diversity of the communities that we serve. This is an industry-wide challenge and we commit to doing all we can to address this.

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 an asset management business our greatest impact is through the investment strategies we offer our clients. Sustainability will always sit at the heart of our investment proposition. We deliver this by investing in companies that provide solutions to critical sustainability challenges. These companies enable the transition to a zero carbon and more sustainable economy through the products and services that they sell.

We will lead by example and encourage other businesses to do the same by sharing our progress annually, beginning with this disclosure.

Understanding our negative impact risks

While our purpose is to create a positive impact in the world through our investments, we also recognise the need to reduce our risks of having any negative impact. This table summarises those risks.

This disclosure and the assessments within it represent the opinion of the disclosing Pioneer company itself, and do not reflect a rating or endorsement by Future-Fit. Unless otherwise indicated, this information has not been subject to 3rd party assurance.

Where we are on our journey

We became a Future-Fit Pioneer in late 2020. This table meets the requirements for a Level 1 Statement of Progress, in particular by including information relating to all of our high risk Break-Even Goals.

Break-Even Goals – High Risk

Break-Even Goals – Moderate Risk

Break-Even Goals – Low Risk

Break-Even Goals – Unlikely Risk

This disclosure and the assessments within it represent the opinion of the disclosing Pioneer company itself, and do not reflect a rating or endorsement by Future-Fit. Unless otherwise indicated, this information has not been subject to 3rd party assurance.

The Pioneer Statement of Progress

Future-Fit Pioneers are forward-thinking organizations that understand the need to completely transform how we do business if society is to flourish in the 21st Century. Pioneers have publicly committed to transforming their organizations over time. This webpage contains a Statement of Progress, which is how Pioneers share where they are on their transformational journey, and how they plan to move forward, including information on the organization’s…

Purpose: How the Pioneer strives to contribute to a Future-Fit Society, including its commitment to eliminate harm and to create positive impact.

Priority: An assessment of which environmental and social topics pose the largest risks to individuals or the environment if unaddressed by the Pioneer, based on industry and operating context.

Progress: A summary of the key data points the Pioneer currently tracks on each topic and, where possible, disclosure of the progress made.

Pathway: An outline of the commitments the Pioneer has made to improve its impact.

Preparedness: The steps the Pioneer is taking to embed the pursuit of future-fitness throughout the business.

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