Understanding our responsibility

As we strive to “help to make 100 million people financially secure”, we believe sustainability is key. There is little point securing retirement income, if the world is uninhabitable when you come to spend it. That’s why, environmental and social factors run through our DNA as a business, effecting every decision we make.

Download our 2020 Responsible Investment Survey.
Learn about the two main areas that are close to our hearts and where the asset management community need to do more – Climate Change and Diversity.

2020 Survey

The creation of this innovative [sustainable equity] fund would not have been possible without the expertise and passion shown by Redington, and their expertise in helping Trustees along the Responsible Investment journey from default design to implementation.

CIO of a global bank’s pension scheme

Innovation + Inspiration

We work with clients to craft their ESG approach. We build practical and implementable frameworks which aid decision-making. With a commitment to challenge asset managers on climate risk and impact, we aim to provide clients with the very best, innovative, ESG investment solutions.

Determined to be a leader in our field, we are committed to being at the forefront of new ESG approaches as thinking around responsible investing continues to evolve. We are constantly learning and collaborating with others – our clients, our employees and the wider industry. We believe challenging everyone to take the right decisions will secure a sustainable future for us all.

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At the core of what we do

Redington signed the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) in May 2015. We’ve used the code to guide our decisions ever since. ESG is at the heart of everything we do – in three ways.

  1. We match your money with your world view
We consider ESG at all stages of your investment strategy. We use your views on environmental, social or governance matters to draw up the investment guidelines. Together, we work with you to articulate a clear ESG approach.
  1. We strive for better
We believe it is important to consider ESG for every investment. It should also be a key selection factor when choosing asset managers. By challenging asset managers to do better on ESG integration, we push them to improve fund design and ESG qualifications.
  1. Set the agenda. Raise the profile
We’re involved at an industry level too. We’re members of UN PRI working groups and committees, participants in the UK Implementation Taskforce on Social Impact Investing, and we contributed to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ DC Climate Change Report.

Redington’s ESG advice is clear, implementable and based on high quality research. The workshop they ran was interactive and engaging and received great feedback from our Trustees...

Melissa Haggith, British Airways Pensions

Beyond the words

Our methods are tried and tested. We make a tangible, and significant, impact.

A fund for the future
We have helped DC, wealth management and LGPS clients design and implement new sustainable funds. We have helped with decisions on objectives, benchmarks and target impact levels, and assisted with recommended asset allocation and style blends. We have also managed full bespoke manager selection exercises and assisted with continued monitoring.

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) mapping
Increasingly clients are asking us to map their entire portfolios to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to understand the impact their investments are making, and where improvements might be made. We use data sources from specialist ESG data providers and request information from asset managers to enable our reporting across almost all asset classes.

Setting beliefs and principles
We help all of our clients define and document their responsible investing beliefs. We view this as an important first step to integrating ESG and responsible investment considerations into the processes. We do not like high level or vague objectives so we work with clients to set meaningful principles that directly help make better-informed decisions.

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Nick Samuels
Nick Samuels
Head of Manager Research
I chair Redington’s Responsible Investment Committee, which was created to ensure our client advice and research is at the forefront of an ever changing space, but also that we hold ourselves to the same standards, and that we run our firm sustainably.
Edwin Whitehead
Edwin Whitehead
Vice President, Investment Consulting
I lead the Responsible Investment team at Redington, made up of 8 colleagues from across the business. My role is to ensure that all of our clients are adequately, and proportionally integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into their investment decision making.

 

Alessia Lenders
Alessia Lenders
Associate, Manager Research
Working in the manager research team, my role is to assess the level of ESG integration across managers and asset classes, as well as researching more impactful investment ideas such as Impact Private and Public Equity, Renewable Infrastructure and Sustainable Credit strategies.
Edina Molnar
Edina Molnar
Analyst, Investment Consuling
I help clients to define their investment beliefs and policies around Responsible Investment and embed ESG considerations such as climate risk into a decision-making framework, ensuring that these are reflected in their investment strategy. I also support clients with Responsible Investment related disclosures such as the TCFD.

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Jonathan Parker, Head of Defined Contribution at Redington
“We hope decision-makers take away from the report that it’s now very important to thoroughly consider ESG factors when it comes to investment decision-making”

Ruston Smith, Chairman of the Tesco Pension Fund & Tesco Pension Investment Limited
“I don’t think there are barriers, I think we create our own barriers”
David Farrar Senior Policy Manager DWP
“Trustees should contribute to the conversation about ESG...they are the voice of the members”

Catherine Howarth, CEO of Share Action
“A simple guide to best practice is to have a look at what the best performing schemes and asset managers are doing... there’s so much learning to be done on a peer-to-peer basis”
Chris Curry, Director at the Pensions Policy Institute
“The massive increase in number of people who are now in pensions schemes means that ESG is much more important to a much wider group of people”