for real-world impact
Redington has always been a purpose-driven firm. We’re committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients and their end beneficiaries. To do this, we’ll use our influence as an adviser to over £600bn of client assets, allocated across 150+ asset managers, as a force for good – creating positive change within the savings and investment industry and building a sustainable future for all.
Make My Money Matter
One of today’s biggest sustainability challenges is climate change. This is of particular relevance to our clients due to the risk it poses to their assets and the growing number of regulatory requirements placed on large asset owners.
While we acknowledge that creating a sustainable future won’t come from addressing the threat of climate change alone, we believe it’s the best place to start.
What will this look like in practice?
To start with, we’re working to reduce and offset our own emissions – this is the easy bit! But we will need to do a whole lot more than this to make a real difference. So, we’re integrating sustainability across our entire business. We’ll be helping our clients consider climate change alongside their wider objectives – managing the risk it presents, as well as the potential for greater returns. We’ll support each of our clients in setting an appropriate Paris-aligned emissions reduction pathway – one that fits with their investment objectives. This will enable our clients to achieve better outcomes for their end beneficiaries, while contributing to the real-world transition towards a net-zero economy.
This won’t be a trivial task; it will require a multi-faceted approach. To make this happen, we’ve devised a 7-point climate action plan to further integrate sustainability across our entire business:
7-Point Climate Action Plan
Helping our clients articulate their own climate-related objectives – allowing them to achieve their investment goals while contributing to real-world economy decarbonisation.
Continuing to seek out attractive investment opportunities in climate solutions – helping our clients invest directly in the infrastructure that is needed to address the climate crisis.
Helping our clients adopt, and actively engage with, appropriate industry-recognised frameworks – facilitating the transition to net-zero.
Developing a framework to assess the effectiveness of the climate-related stewardship carried out by asset managers – encouraging alignment with the Paris Agreement throughout the wider investment value chain.
Aligning our model portfolios with the goals of the Paris Agreement – changing the way we advise our clients to set strategic asset allocations.
Using high quality, nature-based offsets – becoming a net-zero business by the end of 2021.
Sharing lessons learned and working with our peers to create a Paris-aligned industry – maintaining our culture of being open and transparent.
In short, we’re taking steps to fully integrate sustainability across our entire business, with our default position focused on delivering tailored investment advice aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We envisage most clients will achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.
Our responsible investment journey
While net-zero is a relatively new challenge, we’ve dedicated significant time and resources to developing our responsible investment capabilities and will continue to do so. We are committed to being at the forefront of the transition to a sustainable future.
For over 10 years, we’ve been helping our clients identify attractive investment opportunities via climate solutions. This has enabled them to reach their return objectives whilst contributing to the real-world transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Over the past two years, we’ve helped our clients commit more than £1.8bn to the development and construction of renewable energy infrastructure. We estimate this will result in a c.940k tonne reduction in carbon emissions per annum, which equates to removing c.186k cars off the roads each year.