ILIM is committed to responsible investing which means a number of things to us –  from being a good steward of assets and promoting responsible investment with other stakeholders to offering a range of ESG investment options.

Since becoming a signatory in 2013, we have been committed to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), leveraging our scale as a global asset manager to influence and change company behaviours. Coupled with this, we have a strong focus on the expansion of our solution set to not only reflect this commitment, but to also reflect the changing needs of our clients.

For us, this commitment is underpinned by a desire to serve our clients’ long-term interests and is a reflection of how important ESG issues are to investors.

Download a copy of our ESG policy here.

ILIM is a founding member and sits on the Committee of Ireland's Sustainable & Responsible Investment Forum (SIF). Hear Patrick Burke speak about responsible investing on this SIF video.

 

Active Owners

We adhere to the principle of active ownership, which involves investors using their formal rights (e.g. voting entitlements) and informal influence (e.g. shareholding weight) to encourage and influence companies to make changes that are in the longer-term interest of our clients. We also advocate for consideration of ESG issues and promote greater awareness of the importance of responsible investing in industry and regulatory forums.

Proxy voting: We have adopted a voting policy that promotes positive ESG policies and disclosure in the companies in which we invest.

  • In 2017, we actively voted in over 4,400 meetings, with over 1,600 individual companies in 61 countries 

Engagement: We believe in constructive engagement with companies that are exposed to material ESG risks within their businesses and industries.

  • In 2017, we had 105 live engagements involving 95 different companies. 

Download a copy of our ESG Engagement Report here.

 

ESG investment solutions

We aim to provide a range of solutions for clients seeking to incorporate ESG factors into their investment portfolios, such as:

  • Exclusions: Portfolios managed without exposure to specific securities as defined by client exclusion policies;
  • Integration: Investment strategies that incorporate ESG factors; and/or
  • Bespoke: We can create a tailored strategy, based on your ESG preferences.

Learn more

Download a copy of our guide to ESG flyer here.

Download a copy of our guide to ESG investing here.

Download a copy of our guide to Low Carbon investing here.

 

How can we help?

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) is the appointed asset manager to Irish Life Group Limited. ILIM is committed to innovating and leading the market with best in class investment solutions designed to meet the specific investment needs of our clients. Call us at: +353-1-704 1200 or email [email protected]

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