Responsible investing is at the heart of what we do. Working with partner funds in Brunel and other like-minded investors, we exert collective influence to make positive real-world impact.
- Nick Dixon, Head of Avon Pension Fund

Our responsible investment principles

1. Climate change poses an existential threat to the wider world and long-term investments.

2. There is increasing convergence between financial returns and climate-friendly investments.

3. Working with like-minded investors, we can engage companies to make a positive real-world impact.

How we implement our responsible investment priorities

Asset allocation: we invest in sustainable companies aligning with net zero.

Stewardship: we actively engage companies and vote for positive change. 

Collaboration: we work with other Brunel funds and exert influence through membership of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change and Climate Action 100+.

Local: we make positive impact through investing in assets such as affordable housing and solar.

Working with others to drive positive impact

By collaborating through Brunel (£36 billion) and with other LGPS Funds (£360 billion) we have a powerful collective voice.

We’re a member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

This is a group of institutional investors who collaborate on the implications of climate change. It combines 400 members representing over £40 trillion of assets. For more information visit

We’re a member of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF)

The UK’s largest collaborative forum for collective engagement, covering £360 billion in collective assets under management. For more information visit

Read more about our approach to stewardship and responsible investing in our Responsible Investment Annual Report 2023 (PDF, 675.8KB)

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