Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Approach


Invesco is committed to adopting and implementing responsible investment principles in a manner that is consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities to clients. A key part of this effort is our 2016 Investment Stewardship & Proxy Voting Annual Report.

Due in part to our strong track record regarding ESG issues, Invesco is ranked #1 in the U.S. capital markets industry of the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings and is in the top 10 for the U.S. financials sector.1

In June 2013, Invesco became a signatory of the UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment). The PRI is the largest and leading global responsible investment network of investment managers and asset owners in the industry. Invesco joins several other peer organizations in our support of the PRI initiative and material ESG topics.

In 2017, Invesco was assessed by PRI and recevied an A+ score for our overall approach to responsible investment. The PRI is based on six key principles that serve as a foundational framework for large diversified investment managers to establish a well-articulated and supportive approach to ESG issues. Read the announcement here.

As part of our commitment to these Principles for Responsible investment:

  • We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • We will each report on our activities and progress toward implementing the Principles.

Invesco supports the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and recognizes the importance of considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of a robust investment process.

Learn more about Invesco’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach.

1Invesco is ranked #1 in the Capital Markets industry out of 19 companies, and we are ranked #9 in the Financial Sector out of 93 companies. The rankings are based on eight key performance indicators outlined here. For more information, please visit the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings FAQ. Any reference to a ranking provides no guarantee for future performance results and is not constant over time.