In 2020 we engaged with 46 companies held in the fund, with the aim of improving their management of environmental, social and governance issues.
- 47% of activities were positively aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with only 9% negatively aligned and 42% neutral
- Top SDGs we aligned to:
- SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being
Examples of companies linked to SDG 3 include Clinigen, which facilitates access to new medicines across over 100 countries worldwide, and surgical device firm Smith & Nephew
- SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Companies providing innovative solutions aligned with SDG 9 include Johnson Matthey, which provides technologies that reduce air pollution, and Polypipe, whose products include components for plumbing and sanitation
- We voted at 82 meetings and achieved 31 milestones