Policy Advocacy

We are committed to supporting policy makers, regulators and industry bodies in the development and promotion of the codes and supporting guidance, and publicly disclose all our consultation responses below.
We also support the policy makers in other countries where practicable, but in these instances will generally contribute to a collaborative consultation submission.

Please click on the following links to find out about our response to specific consultations:


Brunel’s response to the FCA’s Consultation Finance for Positive Sustainable Change, May 2023

Brunel’s response to the FCA’s CP22/20: Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels, January 2023


Brunel’s response to DLUHC’s ‘Governance and reporting of climate change risks’ consultation, November 2022

IIGCC, PRI & UKSIF letter to UK prime minister, September 2022 (co-signed by CEOs of seven asset owners and managers, including Brunel)

Letter to Lord Grimstone arguing for LGPS to be involved in a planned UK government consultation over ambitions to invest in infrastructure, June 2021 

Letter to the UK prime minister arguing for LGPS to participate in a planned UK government consultation over ambitions to invest in infrastructure, June 2021

Reviewing the effectiveness of Brunel’s policy advocacy, 2020-2022, Chronos Sustainability, April 2022



PRI Investor Statement of EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, September 2021 (We and 54 PRI signatories representing 9.2 trillion USD in AUM support the European Commission’s aim to elevate sustainability information to the same level as financial information.)

Enhancing climate-related disclosures by asset managers, life insurers, and FCA-regulated pension providers, Summer 2021 (multiple documents)

Brunel CIO letter to BEIS Minister, UK government on the consultation: ‘Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance’, July 2021

PRI Letter to Economic & Monetary Affairs representatives, European Parliament, on country-by-country sustainability reporting standards, May 2021 

Asset owner letter to the prime minister on Net Zero & finance, January 2021 

Asset owner letter to the Transport Secretary on zero-emissions vehicles, January 2021 



Letter to prime minister calling for UK 2030 NFC in line with Net Zero, December 2020

Letter to prime minister calling for Green Gilts issuance, November 2020

DWP Climate Action Risk Consultation Response, October 2020

FCA Climate-Related Disclosures Consultation Response, September 2020

Brunel DoL Consultation letter, July 2020

Open letter to EU leaders on a sustainable recovery from COVID-19, June 2020

Our Partnership for Sustainable Capital Markets


Brydon Review December 2019

FCA FRC consultation: Building a Regulatory Framework for Effective Stewardship April 2019

Stewardship Code Consultation Response March 2019

Hermes EOS response to GRI standard on tax and payments to governments March 2019

FCA Climate Change and Green Finance Response January 2019

PRA consultation: Enhancing banks’ and insurers’ approaches to managing the financial risk from Climate Change January 2019


FRC Kingman Review August 2018

DWP Trustee Duties Consultation Response July 2018

Corporate Governance Code Consultation Response February 2018