Guide: Positive Impact Report 2019

Welcome to the latest issue of our annual review of the EQ Positive Impact Portfolios. In the last year we’ve achieved more positive impact than ever before and we are seeing an increasingly responsive corporate community, leading to better data and more focus on achieving change for the better. We are also pleased to have maintained our record of strong investment performance.

As one of the first investment managers in the UK to become a B Corp, EQ Investors strongly believes in business as a force for good. Our mission is to create systems change through the power of investments. By making it easy for our clients to invest in businesses that benefit people and planet, we can work together to create a better world.

John Spiers, CEO

What’s new in this year’s report?

  • We’ve extended our impact measurement to the bond allocation of the portfolio, which meant looking at ~30% more unique companies than last year!
  • We’ve mapped our efforts against two benchmarks: FTSE 100 for a familiar home benchmark and the MSCI All-Country World Index – a global index of over 2000 companies.
  • We’ve focused in on our engagement activities to show how we collaborate with fund managers to change the system.