Member Stewardship Report 2020

Railpen includes members in sustainability outreach

01 November 2021

The report, which is designed for members, clearly details Railpen’s sustainability endeavours, highlighting the investment manager’s approach to integrating ESG considerations and issues in investment decisions, the steps they take to improve company behaviour around these issues, and their impact on behalf of their members. It has been designed to be as accessible to members as possible, with case studies on issues such as climate change and executive pay, minimal use of jargon and a glossary of key concepts and terms.

The report’s launch precedes Railpen’s first-ever formal member survey on sustainability/sustainable ownership issues, which will be issued later in November. The survey will include questions on members’ views on climate action, workforce treatment and human rights. Findings from the survey will then be further explored in member roundtables and discussions.