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.

View our ESG policy

UK Stewardship Code 2021

Church House has been included in the Financial Reporting Council’s list of successful signatories to the UK Stewardship Code, which establishes a high standard of stewardship for asset managers, asset owners and service providers when investing money on behalf of UK savers and pensioners.

While the focus of the Code, when first published in 2010, was on improving the quality and quantity of engagement between investors and companies, the updated 2020 code has gone further, to also target the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance matters into the investment approach and decision-making process.

We are pleased to increase transparency in our commitment to stewardship and sustainability through our report, in which we have demonstrated (and look to continue to demonstrate) our commitment to responsible investment in the allocation and management of capital. We believe the importance of sustainability has never been more prominent and while we have always considered that investing in companies with sustainable business practices and run by people with integrity as central to our approach, we are happy to be formally embedding this in our equity, fixed income and multi-asset class funds.

View the full press release

View the CH UK Stewardship Code Report 2020

View the CH UK Stewardship Policy

Contact us

To discuss your requirements, or to find out more about our funds and services, please contact us:

Sam Liddle Sales Director

Intermediary Sales

  • 07887 520621
  • s.liddle@church-house.co.uk

Matthew Goodsir Business Development Manager

Intermediary Sales

  • 020 7534 9877
  • m.goodsir@church-house.co.uk