Becoming ESG Leaders
The MAS commitment to responsible investing has been further developed. So now within the responsible investing mandate of our international equities, we're choosing to only buy shares in companies that are leaders in their industries with their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. We don't consider companies that are involved in serious controversies - irrespective of how good their ESG practices are.
Not only do we believe this is the right thing to do as a responsible investor, but there's increasing evidence that this helps reduce risk and improve long-term returns.
Outlined in the table below are examples of how the new strategy has changed the companies we own within the responsible investing mandate of our international equities.
We favour companies that are ESG leaders, e.g.:
|Proctor & Gamble|
|We avoid companies that are ESG laggards, e.g.:|
|We exclude companies that are mired in serious controversies, e.g.:|
|Johnson & Johnson|
Here for good.
This extension to our investment strategy demonstrates our commitment to investing responsibly, not only for our Members but also with our own capital reserves. More than $1.8bn is now helping to make a positive contribution to the environment and human health.
The Trustees of the Medical Assurance Society KiwiSaver Plan and the Medical Assurance Society Retirement Savings Plan are the issuer and manager of each of those Plans.
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