Gresham House achieves top scores in PRI Assessment Report 2020 Gresham House achieves top scores in PRI Assessment Report 2020

August 2020

August 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved top scores in the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) assessment report for 2020, the Group’s first assessment since becoming a PRI signatory in 2018.

 

Gresham House has been awarded the highest rating possible, A+, for its Strategy and Governance, a reflection of the robust and transparent approach that has been adopted by the company.

The company’s investment strategies1 have been awarded

  • A+ in Infrastructure
  • A in Public Equity
  • A in Private Equity

Placing sustainability at the core of all its investment strategies, Gresham House has scored well above the investment industry median of an A rating.

The annual assessment report from the PRI, the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment, provides asset owners with a detailed year-on-year progress on scoring bands of responsible investing priorities and environmental, social and governance (ESG) engagement.

The company aims to generate long-term and sustainable financial returns for investors and focuses on ESG factors as part of its investment process. In addition, many of its investments align well with the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).

Gresham House was also recently awarded the Green Economy Mark by the London Stock Exchange, which recognises the company’s commitment to making investments which contribute to a green economy.

Commenting on Gresham House’s PRI score, Tony Dalwood said:

“This is an outstanding result which confirms our position as a leader in sustainable investment, which is a key area of focus for us as part of our ‘GH 25’ strategy. This milestone achievement recognises our entire team’s commitment towards the implementation of a sustainable approach across every aspect of our business. We are excited to continue investing in the business with this at the forefront of our strategy.”

Commenting on Gresham House’s PRI score, Rebecca Craddock-Taylor said:

“Our PRI rating validates the strength of our approach to putting ESG and transparency at the core of everything we do. We are committed to a process of continuous improvement and will work hard to maintain and improve our scores as we continue to grow and embed ESG principles across the business.”

 

1. Our Housing and Forestry strategies were not assessed this year as they are not asset classes appraised within the current framework.

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