Get to know your pension
Your pension is invested in the companies that are shaping the world’s future. Often, it’s the most money any of us will ever have invested in our lifetimes.
So it’s a powerful tool, not just for your future financial security, but as a way of advocating for the world you want to live in, in that future.
As a pension company, we choose the asset managers that look after your investment in the right way for you. Their job is to choose the companies, sectors and countries to invest it in.
As shareholders in companies, we can influence their policies on things like CO2 emissions. The bigger your shareholding, the more influence you can have, which puts large pension companies like us in a strong position to make a difference.
Responsible investment, which takes into account the environmental and social impact companies are having as well as how well they are run, can also help protect investment returns from shocks related to poor decision-making. This means there are long-term financial benefits to an approach that is rooted in shared values and a desire for companies to do things in everyone’s best interests.
What is responsible investment?
We explain our responsible investment commitments, how we select and work with asset managers, and what all of this means for you.