Responsible investing

Responsible investing

Our priority is to protect and enhance the value of our clients’ investments, now and in the future. Our long-term success is not measured in investment performance alone, but also on the impact on society and the environment.

In our view, responsible companies are more likely to have good governance processes, effective risk management and compliance functions, and stakeholder engagement. Responsible companies are also more likely to prepare for changes in their operating environment such as resource scarcity, climate change, volatile energy costs, shifts in public opinion or changes in market demand for products and services. Incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our investment and ownership decisions supports the pursuit of superior risk adjusted returns for our clients.

We actively participate in the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) Responsible Investing sub-committee and endorse the Codes for Responsible Investing South Africa (CRISA). 


Further information

Click on the links below to download the reports in PDF format.

Ashburton Responsible Investment Policy
Ashburton Proxy Voting Policy
FirstRand Conflict of Interest Policy
Ashburton Responsible Investment Progress Report
FirstRand 2020 report to society

Ashburton proxy voting record