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Using your money as a force for good in a world worth living in

Our world is changing faster than anyone predicted. We believe responsible investing has a huge role to play in shaping a better world and building a sustainable future. 

When putting responsible investing into practice, fund managers – the people that manage our funds - focus on three key factors:  environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). Put simply: planet, people and fair play. These factors are used to assess how companies behave and manage their impact on the world.

A greater emphasis on ESG factors, serving as a risk management tool, can help contribute to superior long-term investment returns for our clients. 

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How do we invest responsibly?

Responsible investing is not just about the funds but involves having a ‘responsible’ mindset. This includes how we think, how we work and how we deliver great client outcomes. We approach responsible investing by embedding it into everything we do: our vision and strategy, our fund range and the ongoing monitoring of our fund managers.

Consistent with our view to be responsible stewards, St. James’s Place is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and the UK Stewardship Code — achieving an A+ rating. 

As one of the largest wealth management companies, we can use our scale and influence to magnify our impact in the wider industry and global asset management market, making your money a force for good. Our funds under management aggregate to over £143 billion and our fund managers manage about £6 trillion* in aggregate and
they invest responsibly in £68 trillion* worth of companies across the world.

*2020 estimates

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

Hong Kong Carbon Emissions Report Q4 202

View how our Portfolios are managed in accordance with the UNPRI.

St. James's Place Portfolio Carbon Emissions Report

Our evolution towards responsible investment 

2021

  • Responsible Investment Approach formalised​

2020

  • 100% of fund managers are PRI signatories

  • Publication of first Portfolio Carbon Footprint Report

  • ESG added to Investment Committee’s responsibilities

2019

  • Joined Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance

  • Responsible Investment Manager Assessment rewritten

  • Responsible Investment Team Formalised

  • Signatories to the Task force on climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD)

2018

  • Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

  • Launch of Sustainable Responsible Equity Fund

  • Signatories to UK Stewardship Code

2016

  • Responsible Investment Committee formalised

  • Adoption of Responsible Investing Policy

2014

  • ESG assessments initiated for all fund managers

Using money as a force for good is important to us

We believe responsible investing has a huge role to play in shaping a better world and building a sustainable future, and we want all of our clients to achieve financial wellbeing in a world worth living in.

We want to show you how. 

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.