Engage Q2 2020

We’re pleased to publish the second issue of ENGAGE, our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ezine.

ENGAGE is a twice annual publication, designed to provide our readers with an insight in to LPF’s approach to ESG and our responsible investment activities. This issue covers our recently published Statement of Responsible Investment Principles; how LPF’s in-house equity managers engage with the companies in their portfolios; and how LPF are supporting our tenants who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Our CEO, Doug Heron talks about what to expect in Issue 2 of ENGAGE and how LPF have maintained momentum in our responsible investment activities despite the pandemic:

“The Coronavirus pandemic has affected us all, and the shape of the economic recovery at home and around the world will be determined by the response from individuals, corporates and governments. At LPF, we stand ready to play our part as a responsible investor.

“For us, managing investments has always been about more than just buying and selling shares and collecting dividends. Our holistic approach involves reviewing ESG data, engaging with companies where there are issues of concern, and actively voting where material decisions are concerned.

“Despite the pandemic, we’ve maintained momentum in our Responsible Investing activities, and this issue of ENGAGE provides a snapshot of just some of the activity we’ve been doing. As well as supporting our members, employers and tenants through the crisis, we’ve created our new policy document called the Statement of Responsible Investment Principles, which sets out our approach to investing responsibly in all our asset classes and our position on climate change and the carbon transition.”

“I’m proud of the adaptations our entire team has made during this extremely difficult time, and I hope this issue gives you greater insight into just some of the great work we’ve been doing.”

Published: 31st August 2020