Wespath Investment Management (Wespath) was ranked 6th in the United States and 29th globally, among asset owners contributing most to the broader sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) debate, according to a recent survey by SRI Connect.
In addition, three members of Wespath’s investments team were named among the top 50 individuals within asset owner organizations worldwide most contributing to sustainable and responsible investment.
SRI Connect, a U.K.-based organization well-known among sustainable and responsible investors around the world, released the results of its 2017 Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey this week.
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.
Last year, Wespath made strides in promoting greater transparency among U.S. oil and gas companies regarding their preparedness for a transition to a low-carbon economy. Our efforts resulted in Chevron and Occidental Petroleum releasing climate risk reports. Wespath also released two thought leadership pieces about environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration: Evaluating and Monitoring External Asset Management Performance and ESG Integration in External Asset Manager Selection.
The IRRI survey included responses from 1,136 asset managers, independent research providers and investment consultant across 43 countries. It ranks firms and individuals on their contributions to sustainable investments, and provides insights on global sustainable investment trends.