2020 PRI Rating
We are delighted to announce that we have received an A+ rating all areas from the PRI. This corresponds to the best possible rating, which places us in the top 10 percentile for each category of a peer group that comprises 500+ asset managers.
This achievement highlights our leadership within the Responsible Investment industry by demonstrating:
- Our ability to have developed a robust and consistent ESG integration model for all core asset classes, sanctioned by an A+ (this includes Securitised Fixed Income - an asset class rarely dealt with from an ESG standpoint)
- Our leading edge in onboarding climate change-related considerations embodied by the development of innovative solutions
- The breadth and depth of our stewardship practices
- Our commitment to frame the overall RI debate through to contributing to the emergence of meaningful initiatives
Nicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management commented: “This rating demonstrates our commitment as an organisation to ESG and recognises the steps we have taken, and are continuing to take, to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.”
Although we have been integrating ESG in our investment process for many years, the PRI’s workstreams highlighted the requirements for clearer explanations of the investment process, particularly in how we consider ESG data and risks and opportunities in our credit research process, as well as the importance of issuer engagement.
(PRI) is an international network of investors working together to put the six principles into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision-making and ownership practices. In implementing the Principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.
In 2006, HSBC was one of the first PRI signatories within the asset management industry.