Celebrating stewardship in 2022
Insights

Celebrating stewardship in 2022

Our 2022 Stewardship Report demonstrates our active ownership activities as a responsible steward of client capital, during a year that saw much market volatility and geopolitical risk.

Since the original publication of our report in April 2023, we are pleased to announce we have successful renewed our signatory status to the UK Stewardship Code 2020, while also becoming a signatory to both the Japan and Taiwan stewardship codes.

For our company, 2022 was a year of advancement. The acquisition and integration of the business formerly known as BMO GAM (EMEA) enabled us to combine complementary strengths to create a responsible investment capability based on creating value through research intensity, driving real-world change through active ownership to contribute to sustainable long-term value creation aligned with our clients’ expectations, and partnering with clients to deliver innovative responsible investment solutions.

Examples include the consolidation of responsible investment (RI) leadership into one global role, with Claudia Wearmouth as our Global Head of Responsible Investment, as well as the appointment of a Head of Responsible Investment Implementation to support our strategic ambition to further enhance our responsible investment capability across the firm.

Now, more than 40 RI analysts work to support our clients, investment professionals and our wider business through their expertise in ESG thematic research, ESG integration, ESG policy, client reporting and thought leadership. Twenty of these analysts focus on engagement and voting, a key strength of our responsible investment offering.

Going forward, we remain committed to continue investing in our ability to serve evolving stakeholder expectations in our role as responsible stewards of capital.

Interested in learning more about responsible investment at Columbia Threadneedle Investments?

12 September 2023
Responsible icon
Responsible Investment Team
Share article
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Key topics
Related topics
Listen on Stitcher badge
Share article
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Key topics
Related topics

PDF

Celebrating stewardship in 2022

Risk Disclaimer

Views and opinions have been arrived at by Columbia Threadneedle Investments and should not be considered to be a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any companies that may be mentioned.

The information, opinions, estimates or forecasts contained in this document were obtained from sources reasonably believed to be reliable and are subject to change at any time.

Engagement efforts outlined in this Viewpoint reflect the assets of a group of legal entities whose parent company is Columbia Threadneedle Investments UK International Limited and that formerly traded as BMO Global Asset Management EMEA. These entities are now part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments which is the asset management business of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Engagement and voting services are also executed on behalf of reo® clients.

Related Insights

23 April 2024

Neeti Shah

ESG analyst

Rana Plaza 11 years on

2013’s disaster served as a wake-up call to the garment industry. How have factory conditions changed and how are we tackling related risks through engagement?
Read time - 3 min
22 April 2024

Olivia Watson

Senior Thematic Research Analyst

Regulation set to supercharge push on plastics

Voluntary recycled plastic goals haven't really worked, but markets representing 30% of global GDP now have firm targets. How will companies and investors cope?
Read time - 3 min
17 April 2024

In search of sustainability – following Highway 101

Travelling down the US west coast we met 25 companies in five days. Learn more about the tech and healthcare businesses shaping our future.
Read time - 3 min
23 April 2024

Neeti Shah

ESG analyst

Rana Plaza 11 years on

2013’s disaster served as a wake-up call to the garment industry. How have factory conditions changed and how are we tackling related risks through engagement?
Read time - 3 min
23 April 2024

Sharon Vieten

Senior analyst, Fixed Income

Sector spotlight: renewables making their mark on EU emissions

European Commission data for 2023 shows the most significant drop in the region’s annual emissions since the Emission Trading System was introduced in 2005.
Read time - 5 min
23 April 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – April 2024

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
true
true

Risk Disclaimer

Views and opinions have been arrived at by Columbia Threadneedle Investments and should not be considered to be a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any companies that may be mentioned.

The information, opinions, estimates or forecasts contained in this document were obtained from sources reasonably believed to be reliable and are subject to change at any time.

Engagement efforts outlined in this Viewpoint reflect the assets of a group of legal entities whose parent company is Columbia Threadneedle Investments UK International Limited and that formerly traded as BMO Global Asset Management EMEA. These entities are now part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments which is the asset management business of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Engagement and voting services are also executed on behalf of reo® clients.

You may also like

Investment approach

Teamwork defines us and is fundamental to our investment approach, which is structured to facilitate the generation, assessment and implementation of good, strong investment ideas for our portfolios.

Funds and Prices

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has a comprehensive range of investment funds catering for a broad range of objectives.

Our Capabilities

We offer a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions covering global, regional and domestic markets and asset classes.