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Sustainable Investment Report

This report provides an overview of Wespath’s sustainable investment activities throughout 2015 and 2016. Wespath incorporates the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investments across asset classes and in the selection of external asset managers. Learn more.

 

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Sustainable Investment Strategies—2016 Highlights

Wespath's comprehensive approach to sustainable investment supports our role as prudent fiduciaries and our aspiration to have a positive impact on the environment and society. Learn more.

Sustainable Investment Strategies

Wespath invests in a sustainable and responsible manner, creating long-term value for our participants and clients while aspiring to uphold the values of the UMC.


Wespath is a founding signatory to the United Nations (U.N.) Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), committed to “the incorporation of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.”1

Investing in a sustainable manner means Wespath incorporates the consideration of ESG factors into investments across asset classes and in the selection of external asset managers. We believe these efforts support long-term value creation while having a positive impact on the environment and society.

The United Methodist Church also instructs us to “make a conscious effort to invest in institutions, companies, corporations, or funds with policies and practices that are socially responsible, consistent with the goals outlined in the Social Principles.” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016, ¶ 717)

Focusing on these commitments, we invest in line with our sustainable investment goals of:

  • Strengthening the long-term viability of our plans
  • Promoting long-term sustainable business practices and values
  • Expanding the global sustainable investment community

1 www.unpri.org/about/the-six-principles

Sustainable Investment Strategies

Kirsty Jenkinson

Kirsty Jenkinson

Managing Director, Sustainable Investment Strategies
M.A. from University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Anita Green

Anita Green

Manager, Sustainable
Investment Strategies
B.A. from Truman State University
M.A. from the University of Phoenix
 

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