Brunel Pension Partnership aims to deliver stronger investment returns over the long term, protecting our clients’ interests through contributing to a more sustainable and resilient financial system, which supports sustainable economic growth and a thriving society.
Responsible Stewardship is essential if Brunel is to deliver on these aims. Stewardship is defined as the job of taking care of something, such as a company or property. As investors, we use the term assets.
Brunel is committed to responsible stewardship and seeks to contribute to the ‘care’ of all the assets under its remit. We believe that active ownership is how we can contribute to the care, and ultimately long-term success, of those assets. We do, however, recognise the approach needs to be tailored to each type of investment (asset class), take account of the level and legal structure of ownership, regulatory expectations and limitations, and be mindful of differences across geographies.
Further down this page, you can find links to our Stewardship Policy and Voting Guidelines.
The purpose of our Stewardship Policy is to set out Brunel’s overall approach to stewardship. The report should be read in conjunction with the Responsible Investment (RI) Policy, which sets out the development, accountability, review and compliance for all related policy statements.
As of 2020, we publish a separate Voting Guidelines document. This sets out our voting principles across a range of themes, and what we expect of companies, their boards, and their management. It provides detail on our approach to using voting as part of shareholder engagement.