The benefits of sustainable investing
As a responsible investor, we believe integrating sustainable, environmentally friendly practices into our day to day activities delivers tangible benefits, creates additional opportunities, benefits society and reduces risk. We believe that such an ethical approach leads to follow on opportunities and improved financial returns especially when the true costs of increasingly scarce natural resources are considered.
Our transaction teams and our investee companies strive to implement sustainability in the context of social, environmental, governance and financial best practice where they can have the most impact. We achieve this through;
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment Signatory
In support of our sustainability policy, LCI is also a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment ("UNPRI"). As a fund manager, we have a duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries. In this fiduciary role, we believe that ESG issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios (to varying degrees across companies, sectors, regions, asset classes and through time). We also recognise that applying these Principles may better align investors with broader objectives of society. Therefore, where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities, we commit to the following:
The Principles for Responsible Investment were developed by an international group of institutional investors reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices. The process was convened by the United Nations Secretary-General.
In signing the Principles, we as investors publicly commit to adopt and implement them, where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities. We also commit to evaluate the effectiveness and improve the content of the Principles over time. We believe this will improve our ability to meet commitments to beneficiaries as well as better align our investment activities with the broader interests of society.