'Build back better': HM Treasury-led taskforce's 20 recommendations for asset managers

Blueprint for integrating stewardship into investment process

John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury

John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The HM Treasury-led Asset Management Taskforce has outlined 20 sustainability recommendations to 'build back better' post-coronavirus, providing a blueprint for integrating stewardship into the investment process as the UK recovers from the economic impact of the pandemic.

Supported by the Investment Association (IA), the report, Investing with Purpose: placing stewardship at the heart of sustainable growth, seeks to cement the UK as a global centre of excellence in stewardship practice. Achieving this will require action across three main pillars, according to the taskforce: strengthening stewardship behaviour; stewardship for clients and savers by generating sustainable value and achieving savers' goals; and creating an economy wide-approach to stewardship One-third of asset managers not engaging on climate change despite three-quarters claiming to ...

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