One of our two strategic responsible business focus areas
We have worked with the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership to identify where we can make the most material impact across Old Mutual Group. Responsible investment is one of our key focus areas levers, where we aim to become a leader in financial services. We define responsible investment as ‘a cross-cutting approach to investment that integrates the consideration of material environmental, social and governance factors into investment and ownership decisions’. It is our view that companies that swiftly respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by our changing environments and society will reap the benefits of stronger growth prospects, enhanced operating efficiencies and stronger social licensce to operate. In addition, they will enjoy enhanced staff employee retention, lower cost of capital and, ultimately, stronger and longer competitive advantage.