Flagship Investments commits to responsible investing. As a responsible investor, we know environmental, social, and corporate governance factors (ESG) affect performance. To protect our Shareholders’ capital, therefore, we’ve always insisted on understanding ESG holistically to gauge investment potential.
In our view accounting for ESG risks and opportunities can lead to more informed investment decisions. A company we assess as being investment-grade, a ‘Quality Franchise’, inherently requires a full assessment of these factors to ensure a sustainable business model that can generate predictable earnings growth over time.
Flagships supports the Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) and is certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
RIAA’s RI Certification Symbol signifies that a product or service offers an investment style that takes into account environmental, social, governance or ethical considerations. The Symbol also signifies that Flagship Investments adheres to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program for the category of Product. The Certification Symbol is a Trademark of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). Detailed information about RIAA, the Symbol and Flagship Investment’s methodology, performance and stock holdings can be found at www.responsiblereturns.com.au, together with details about other responsible investment products certified by RIAA.
Active ownership is our opportunity to improve sustainable corporate practices and is a key way to help deliver long-term value creation for our investors. We believe that focusing on common goals and outcomes, we can help drive responsible investment practices and support our community in sustainable activities, climate stability, and a financial system that supports the real economy.
Good and effective governance is central to ensuring that we meet our obligations to our clients, to deliver to all stakeholders, and to execute on our firm’s strategy. At FSI, we take responsible investing seriously and to that end ensure we have a strong commitment from the board and our investment committee to deliver on ESG and sustainability issues.