In this role, Robeco will provide engagement services to St. James’s Place Wealth Management through dialogue with companies on ESG issues and sustainability risks and opportunities. This will enable it to address key ESG risks and opportunities, advocating change on behalf of the wealth manager and its 800,000 plus clients. Through the partnership, Robeco will also help broaden the wealth manager’s client reporting capabilities, such as sharing information on its engagement activities through case studies that demonstrate the difference it is making through collective action.
Katie Weber, Head of UK Institutional, Robeco said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by St. James’ Place Wealth Management as their sustainability engagement partner and look forward working alongside them to support their sustainability and responsible investment objectives. The appointment acknowledges our leading position in sustainable and responsible investing and our successful track record across stewardship and active engagement and we look forward to bringing this to bear to the benefit of St James’ Place and their clients.”
Robert Gardner, Director of Investments, St. James’s Place Wealth Management said: “The size and scale of our investment proposition means we can make a real impact on behalf of our clients and push for real change. We are delighted to work with Robeco as our engagement partner due to their world-leading credentials in responsible investing and successful track record. Our partnership provides an additional engagement lens over and above the one that our fund managers already apply to help deliver financial wellbeing in a world worth living in.”