Environmental Social Governance policy
At Church House, we have always considered that investing in companies with properly sustainable practices and business models and run by people with integrity as an integral part of what we do. As long-term investors, selecting companies that have demonstrated sound corporate governance has always been inherent to our diligence and risk management policy.
We have created our own checks and discuss ESG matters in our daily investment team meetings. An important element of this is ongoing engagement with companies, with a view to drive positive changes in ESG practices.
We recognize that the materiality of ESG issues and opportunities vary by company and sector and these issues are thus discussed each month in our Investment Committee meetings. Ultimately, we view ESG as a positive risk mitigator, which promotes investment in high quality businesses and has a positive effect on company fundamentals and the long-term interests of shareholders.