A proud history of responsible investment
Aviva has always been at the forefront of responsible investment; from being the first carbon-neutral international insurer, to being awarded the UN Momentum for Change Award in 2017 in recognition of Aviva’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and helping inspire action on climate change for more than a decade. During which time we have been at the vanguard of investors leading market changing initiatives, including helping to author the world’s first corporate governance code and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
Aviva Investors & The Stewardship Funds
Aviva Investors is Aviva's global asset manager, and responsible investment has been central to their values and investment philosophy for many years. They took on the management of the Stewardship Funds in April 2018, and since then the Stewardship team has set about reviewing all of the holdings in the Stewardship Funds to ensure they remain suitable for the portfolios.
They use their influence and experience to support and promote the long-term sustainability of capital markets, economies and society, led by a dedicated Global Responsible Investment (GRI) Team of 22 professionals with significant experience in ESG.
Aviva Investors focuses on integration and active ownership to deliver positive outcomes from its approach to responsible investment.
The philosophy of the Stewardship Funds recognises that the contribution companies make to a sustainable society depends both on the products and services they provide, and how they provide them. This results in the funds excluding companies that do not meet certain ethical standards or that harm society or the environment. The team behind the Stewardship Funds engage and support companies that make a positive contribution to a sustainable society, encouraging positive ESG practices.