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July Newsletter

By Vidhisha Masrani  |  
July 12, 2021  |  
2 minutes read


David Cumming, Chief Investment Officer for Equities at Aviva Investors, said: “Active investment and engagement are key to promoting company transition and solutions to the climate crisis. This approach has the complete backing of our investment teams. By fully integrating our approach across stewardship and the investment teams, we will be able to maximise our ability to influence the companies we have targeted towards positive climate strategies.”

In this newsletter, we talk about the very timely topic of Investor ESG Engagement. We at Maanch are working towards enabling efficient investor-investee engagement through the launch of our Engagement Tracker dashboard this year. If you are an investment manager, asset manager or owner and want to talk about strengthening your portfolio for impact, get in touch with us at   

Investor ESG Engagement: What is it and why does it matter?

Engagement is a relational process between investors and companies. Investor engagement refers to the influence brought about by shareholders in the decisions that a corporation makes. The effectiveness of investor engagement in enacting change tends to be closely linked to the scale of ownership in the target company, and the investor’s perceived market power. Continue reading. 

The Power of Net Zero Pensions

Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of England, pointed out the immense responsibility that our pension funds hold. They must ensure the financial futures of their beneficiaries. Generally, pensions tend to be the largest pot of money held by any individual. This means that they have enormous potential: not only to drive financial returns and security but also to further the causes cared about by pension-owners. Continue reading. 

In Spotlight

COVID-19 Emergency Feeding Programme in Lesotho
By: Village Of Forgiveness

Donate: £2 will provide food for a shepherd per day. 

COVID-19 Response in Cambodia: Providing emergency assistance to people with disabilities living in poverty
By: Embraceability

Donate: £20 will provide a prevention pack life-line – one month of comprehensive support to a family living in poverty on koh dach island.

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