Legal & General has a responsibility to help achieve the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (‘SDG’), with a commitment to help end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
10 Dec 2018
In a video recently launched by Reuters, Legal & General talks SDGs and their alignment to the strategic priorities of the business.
Focusing on three of the UN’s 17 global goals:
This video is part of a bid to change the attitudes of our industry; encouraging investments which are both economically and socially useful, as well as delivering healthy returns.
John Bromley, Head of Clean Energy Strategy, Legal & General Capital, said: “We believe that every penny we invest must count in creating a clean energy system that is affordable, accessible and meets the needs of our current generation and for future generations to come.”
Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration, Legal & General Capital, said: “It's part of our mission and purpose to make investments that have a positive social and economic impact.”
Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment, Legal & General Investment Management: “Climate change is an important issue for everyone and we have a small window of opportunity to reverse this trend and to build a low-carbon future.”
Nigel Wilson, Legal & General CEO "You can be a capitalist and still feel good about it. Environmental, social and governance interventions by investors are here to stay. Diversity, solar and wind power are happening, as is the decarbonisation and reduction in plastic consumption. Inclusive Capitalism works as a way to finance economic growth."
Notes to editors
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
*at 31 Dec 2021