Frontier is a Professional Service Provider signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investors (PRI). The PRI are an aspirational set of principles seeking to integrate social, environmental and governance issues unto investment decision-making.
For our part, in signing the Principles, Frontier commits to encouraging investment managers and related service providers to further consider ESG issues in the management of monies on behalf of our clients where consistent with their fiduciary responsibilities.
Frontier commits to evaluate the effectiveness, and to promote activity that strengthens the effectiveness, of the principles over time.
Frontier is additionally a signatory to The Paris Pledge which means we have committed to play our part in supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Find out more about the Paris Pledge.
Frontier is also a member of both the Investor Group on Climate Change and the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
Signing up to agreements is great but what is Frontier doing practically?
Our award winning portfolio analytics tool Prism now includes a Climate Change Module. This will help us raise the issue of climate change with our clients and informs our asset allocation discussions to enable greater understanding of the impact of climate change on their portfolios and more proactive decision making around climate change matters.
Our process in researching investment managers formally ensures ESG matters are raised and investigated. This means environmental issues and climate change are both integral factors in the ratings and advice we deliver over more than $235 billion in invested funds.
Our own ESG Policy ensures our business acknowledges our corporate responsibility, reduces our carbon footprint and operates as a socially responsible organisation.