Responsible Horizons

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What is Responsible Horizons?

Many investors are looking to achieve a positive environmental or social impact, and to invest in sustainable businesses that will stand the test of time. Every Responsible Horizons portfolio will:

  • Reflect long-term themes, such as climate change and social inequality.
  • Emphasise the best and avoid the worst performers on ESG issues, based on research powered by Insight Prime.
  • Avoid certain investments with a negative impact, including tobacco producers.
  • Apply a higher hurdle for environmentally sensitive industries, like energy companies.

Introduction to Responsible Horizons

Prime: the ESG data behind Responsible Horizons

Prime is Insight Investment’s proprietary environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating system, which uses extensive global data and in-depth analysis to highlight key ESG risks.

Insight’s portfolio managers and analysts use Prime to support their investment decisions, inform their engagement with companies, and to build portfolios with sustainability goals.

Introduction to Prime Corporate ESG Ratings

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About insight

About Insight Investment

Insight Investment is one of the world’s largest investment managers, with extensive expertise in risk management, fixed income and absolute return strategies.

Why Insight?

A founding signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006, Insight has long believed that ESG factors can affect the value of investments. Reflecting the deep integration of ESG analysis in Insight’s business and activities, in 2020, the PRI awarded A+ ratings to Insight for strategy and governance, and for all relevant fixed income capabilities.

Responsible Horizons aims to build on Insight’s evidence-based approach to both investment research and ESG analysis, supported by ESG ratings from Insight’s proprietary model Prime, to offer leading solutions for investors seeking to express their values as they pursue attractive returns.

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    Scale
    Expertise
    Innovation
    Experience
    Solution
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Solution focus

Responsible Horizons strategies invest to achieve a financial return alongside positive environmental or social outcomes, with long-term sustainability in mind.

Solution focus

Responsible Horizons strategies invest to achieve a financial return alongside positive environmental or social outcomes, with long-term sustainability in mind.

Scale
Insight manages over £735.5bn in assets under management, with over £11bn in ESG-specific strategies. At 30 June 2020. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. Reflects the AUM of Insight, the corporate brand for certain companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited (IIML). Insight includes, among others, Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited (IIMG), Insight Investment International Limited (IIIL) and Insight North America LLC (INA), each of which provides asset management services. ESG-specific strategies refers to mandates with material exclusions or specific ESG approaches.
Expertise

In 2020, the PRI awarded A+ ratings to Insight for strategy and governance, and for all its fixed income capabilities.

Innovation

Insight has developed cutting-edge proprietary tools for corporate and sovereign ESG risks, corporate climate risks, and impact bonds

Experience

Insight has analysed ESG risks and engaged on relevant factors with company management and sovereign issuers for many years. In 2019, over 80% of Insight’s 1,151 engagements with corporate debt issuers covered ESG issues.

Meet the Insight team

Insight embeds ESG risk analysis across its investment processes: every portfolio manager and analyst is expected to take ESG factors into account where they are material and relevant to the investments they oversee.

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Adrian Grey
Global Chief Investment Officer
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Robert Sawbridge
Head of Responsible Investment Solutions
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Joshua Kendall
Head of Responsible Investment Research and Stewardship
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Lucy Speake
Head of European Credit, Chair of Responsible Investment Committee

Underpinned by Insight’s precise and evidence-based approach, Responsible Horizons emphasises both in-depth investment research and active engagement to understand risks and improve behaviour.

Robert Sawbridge, Head of Responsible Investment Solutions

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Resources

Renewables shift could drive new investment opportunity

Renewables shift could drive new investment opportunity

Increased use of renewables to decarbonise global power generation may prove critical in reversing the trend of climate change and could create a range of new investment opportunities, according to Insight Investment.

Consumption,Emerging Markets,Renewables
Fixed income investors face ESG analysis challenge

Fixed income investors face ESG analysis challenge

With responsible investment gaining fresh market momentum, environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis in fixed investment should not be viewed as a one-size-fits-all process, writes Insight Investment head of responsible investment solutions, Rob Sawbridge

Analysis,Data Providers,ESG
Impact bond issuance taps growing demand

Impact bond issuance taps growing demand

With impact bond issuance soaring past the US$1trillion mark in 2020 what will growth in this sector mean for wider markets and what opportunities could it create for fixed income investors? Here, Insight Investment considers the ongoing evolution of the sector.

Bonds,Impact Bonds,Sustainability
EVs and the road ahead

EVs and the road ahead

Soaring future demand for electric vehicles could create major new investment opportunities while paving the way for more sustainable transport networks, according to Insight Investment.

Responsible horizons
Will the Covid-19 crisis reset investment thinking on sustainability?

Will the Covid-19 crisis reset investment thinking on sustainability?

Could the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic herald a sea change in how we manage our economy and help drive a more sustainable future? Here, Insight Investment comments on some of the latest steps towards sustainable recovery and investment potential ahead

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Positive thinking

Positive thinking

While ESG focused fixed income investment strategies build on European asset growth to gain new market traction, lack of diversification among issuers and precise performance measurement remain problematic. Here, Insight Investment head of responsible investment and stewardship, Joshua Kendall, surveys the market landscape.

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Socially mobile

Socially mobile

As a growing appetite for social bonds helps to buoy the global sustainable debt market, Insight Investment head of responsible investment research and stewardship, Joshua Kendall, examines their appeal and the principles that guide them.

ESG,Social bonds
Terms of engagement

Terms of engagement

Once the preserve of equity investors, corporate engagement is now increasingly important to fixed income investors. Insight Investment head of responsible investment research and stewardship, Joshua Kendall, explores this growing area and the conventions which guide it.

Bonds,ESG,Responsible Investment
Eastern promise?

Eastern promise?

While Asia still has a long way to climb up the ESG ladder, the steps it is implementing could set the right pace for a brighter future, creating a range of potential new opportunities for investors. Here, the Insight Investment team comment on some potential opportunities.

Eastern promise
European vision

European vision

A pledge to make the European Union (EU) carbon neutral by 2050 lies at the heart of The European Commission’s European Green Deal. Insight Investment head of responsible investment research and stewardship, Joshua Kendall, explores the scope of the plan and considers some potential opportunities it may bring.

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Contact us

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Olivier Cassin
Head of Institutional Distribution
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Johan Stromberg
Managing Director, Head of Nordic Distribution
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Viktoria von Kunow
Director, Nordic Business

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Important information

*Investment Managers are appointed by BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited (BNYMIM EMEA), BNY Mellon Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. (BNY MFML) or affiliated fund operating companies to undertake portfolio management activities in relation to contracts for products and services entered into by clients with BNYMIM EMEA, BNY MFML or the BNY Mellon funds.

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