Responsible investment

We aim to be responsible investors of our members’ assets and believe that investment decisions should reflect environmental, social and governance considerations

Policy on responsible investment

‘Responsible investment’ covers just about anything that presents a major opportunity – or a genuine threat – to members’ interests that we should identify, understand and evaluate.

Climate change

Our climate change policy looks at the risks that climate change poses to the value of our members’ pension pots.

Investment principles

Our statement of investment principles explains the responsibilities of our Trustee in investing your pension savings.

Tell us what you think

We believe that investment decisions should reflect environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. We value what our members think and would love to hear your thoughts – the results will feed into our ESG approach, which will be published next year.

Taking it seriously

B&CE is a not-for-profit company, and the Trustee of The Peoples Pension, take social ethical and ethical investment very seriously.

When choosing investment managers to partner with, we ensured that the managers were signatories to the United Nations Principles on Responsible Investment and comply with the UK Stewardship Code.

The People’s Pension Trustee has access to regular reports from our core investment managers, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) on how they vote and engage with the companies we invest in through them.

Our core investment manager’s proxy voting and engagement

SSGA has detailed UK proxy voting and engagement guidelines that address many areas including:

  • board structure
  • audit-related issues
  • capital structure
  • remuneration
  • environmental
  • social
  • other governance related issues

More about SSGA on their website

Shariah fund managers

The B&CE Shariah Fund is managed by HSBC.

Investing your pension

We invest your money to give it a better chance of being worth more in the long run.

Our investment funds

Read about our investment funds and compare their past performances.

Investment downloads

Download our fund factsheets, Statement of Investment Principles and more.