Environmental, Social & Governance and Responsible Investment


ACCESS expects investment managers to be signatories to and comply with the Financial Reporting Council’s UK Stewardship Code and United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

  • Each of the 11 ACCESS investment managers are signatories to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment;
  • All 10 of the ACCESS Investment managers based in the UK have stated their intention to become signatories to the revised FRC UK Stewardship Code; and
  • 9 of the 10 ACCESS Investment managers based in the UK have been assessed as a Tier 1 Asset Manager under the UK Stewardship Code.

Next steps

The ACCESS pool has now appointed Minerva Analytics, Europe’s leading independent stewardship support service, to support the development of its responsible investment approach.

Minerva Analytics will be helping ACCESS with a comprehensive review and revision of the pool’s responsible investment guidelines to ensure they capture the very latest thinking on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Stewardship and Climate Change issues.

Our objective is to develop a best-in-class investment offer for our LGPS Authorities, and the collaboration with Minerva will give us the tools and data to help fulfil long-term responsibilities to the schemes and their members.  Read the full details here.