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

As part of its review of its ESG/RI guidelines ACCESS intends to appoint an ESG/RI adviser. A procurement exercise using the LGPS Stewardship framework is underway.