Pyrford International is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). This formalises the company's long-standing commitment to considering Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance issues as part of its wider research process, in the expectation that companies with sustainable long-term approaches to these issues will ultimately produce better returns and, importantly, less risk for our clients.
As a signatory, and where it is consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities, we have committed to the following:
We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Pyrford's 2019 submission to the PRI and the PRI's Formal Assessment Report of our submission can be found at the links: