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We help institutional investors provide a more secure future for their stakeholders by providing them with best practices, clear advice, data and analytics, and innovative investments and solutions.
In doing so, we help our clients to make more informed and more responsible investment (RI) decisions in alignment with their fiduciary duties, regulatory requirements, and values or commitments.
Clients may implement across a spectrum of core RI actions:
|Activity||Definition||Illustrative Marketplace Example|
|Screening||The exclusion of or divestment from assets or companies that may not be aligned to an investor’s objectives, values or policies.||An active or passive manager avoids or excludes certain geographies, industries or products, including, for example: tobacco, coal, sanctioned regimes or entities.|
|Integration||The systematic identification and analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities to inform both asset valuations and selection, and improve long-term risk adjusted returns. This is not a values- based activity.||An active manager assesses the materiality of ESG data to identify under-appreciated financial risk and opportunity. An active manager may invest in securities with ESG risks if they believe they may be compensated in financial returns.|
|Impact||Seeking positive social and/or environmental outcomes through the portfolio.
Impact outcomes are considered alongside sufficient financial returns.
|An actively managed investment mandate seeks:
|Stewardship||Exercising ownership rights to preserve and enhance the long- term value of assets or, in some cases, to improve social or environmental outcomes, including supporting a well- functioning and financial system.||An active or passive manager votes proxies, engages with management teams and boards of directors, and collaborates with other investors to achieve operational or performance improvements at portfolio assets.|
Aon is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which incorporates:
|We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision- making processes.||Our investment manager research process incorporates ESG evaluation.|
|We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.||Stewardship analysis forms the basis of our passive investment strategy ESG evaluation and is a component of our active manager ESG evaluation.|
|We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.||We encourage investment managers to report and disclose ESG data, preferably using industry-wide reporting templates.|
|We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.||We encourage managers to sign the PRI and adhere to its Principles.|
|We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.||We collaborate with industry groups, support consistency and best practice standards, including for example the Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group.|
|We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.||Our PRI Transparency report is a publicly available document, and Aon produces an annual impact report.|
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