Gresham House Sustainable Investment Report 2024

for the year to 31 December 2023

for the year to 31 December 2023

Gresham House Sustainable Investment report 2024

“We have remained steadfast in our belief that asset managers will play a critical role in the transition to a more sustainable economy”💬

In 2023, as geopolitical instability, conflicts and monetary overtightening weighed on economic conditions, sentiment towards sustainable investment was tested. Yet despite this, 2023 was a year of growth for sustainable investment, driven by robust regulation, investor demand, and an increased urgency to act, necessitated by ever more severe extreme weather events.

In 2023 we continued to make significant progress against our Corporate Sustainability Strategy, which guides our role as a sustainable investor, business and employer and corporate citizen.

Gresham House as a…

Sustainable investor

Our real assets investments continued to contribute to the delivery of significant real world outcomes in 2023. Investing in a world we want to live in. Underpinning this was a range of projects and initiatives, examples of which include:

  • Publishing our inaugural Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report
  • Mapping modern slavery risks across the supply chains of our Real Assets divisions
  • Partnering with Pensions for Purpose to produce an Impact Lens report on Natural Capital and Biodiversity – leading the debate in this critical area

We have also worked to categorise our real assets so that they better align with our clients’ priorities.

Sustainable business and employer

We recognise that to achieve our sustainability ambitions, we must lead by example and align our actions with our corporate purpose. In 2023 we implemented a number of initiatives in order to improve our operational sustainability and create a culture in which our people can thrive.

Examples include:

  • Establishing an internal Sustainability Working Group to improve our operational sustainability, leading to the reduction of our operational Scope 2 emissions of 25%
  • Introducing a travel policy with the objective of reducing our work-related travel emissions
  • Delivering annual company funded health assessment to enable employees to take a proactive approach to their health
Sustainable corporate citizen

Having a positive impact on the communities we are part of is critical to us doing the right thing, meeting the expectations of diverse stakeholders, and ultimately achieving our ambition to be a sustainability leader. Last year:

  • We selected two new corporate charity partners in the UK and one in Ireland, focusing on charities of a smaller size so that we can have a more meaningful impact
  • 11% of our employees opted to donate to their chosen charities using our Give as You Earn Scheme, whereby Gresham House matches employee donations up to £50 per month, contributing £25,850 through this scheme in 2023
  • Gresham House and its employees donated £108,000 to various charities though events and donations.

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