Our investment guidelines, established by the Investment Committee of the Board, set the boundaries within which the Group’s external investment managers must operate.
Our principal investment managers are signatories to the UN-supported ‘Principles for Responsible Investment’ and we encourage all the Group’s asset managers to consider signatory status.
These principles include a commitment to incorporate the governing six principles into the investment analysis and decision-making processes for the Group’s portfolio.
During 2021, we also began reducing certain carbon intensive forms of investment for the Group’s fixed maturity investments and we articulated and adopted a Climate Change at Risk metric aligned with the Paris Accord 1.5°C scenario.
We will continue to monitor our investments with a focus on sustainability as relevant analytics develop and evolve in the markets.