Responsible Investing

Our Goal

At Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) our vision is to build better futures. We are committed to managing the assets entrusted to us by our clients (as well as our own assets) responsibly, with the objective of delivering longer-term sustainable returns.

Our Approach

Responsible investing means a number of things to Irish Life – from being a good steward of assets over the longer term, to integrating more robust decision-making within our portfolios, which takes account of environmental and social issues and the more traditional governance and financial risks, to offering a range of investment options that can meet the ESG preferences of our clients.

Since becoming a signatory in 2010, 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.

Our Commitment

We also believe that responsible investing goes beyond how we manage portfolios alone. We take our role as a corporate citizen seriously, and recognise the part we can play in contributing to the overall long-term sustainability of the market by promoting responsible investment practices with other stakeholders for the benefit of all.

 

Responsible Investing with Irish Life

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.

2019 Voting Highlights

6,602
meetings voted
93.7%
meetings voted
9.8%
against management

Responsible Investment Solutions

We aim to provide a range of solutions for clients seeking to incorporate ESG factors into their investment portfolios.

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.

How can we help?

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.