A new alliance aimed at increasing investor support for positive health outcomes has secured the backing of 35 institutions with US$5.7 trillion AUM. The Long-term Investors in People’s Health initiative, led by UK responsible investment NGO ShareAction and supported by The Health Foundation and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, will give investors the tools to improve public health outcomes by improving access to data, sharing best practice and creating opportunities to collaborate on corporate engagement. Signatories include Legal and General Investment Management, Schroders, Hermes Investment Management, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust, the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, American Century Investment Management, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation and The Health Foundation. Investor signatories are committing to embed health into their policies and practices and use their influence to accelerate impact throughout the investment sector. According to recent ShareAction research, two thirds of asset owners were not aware of options to invest in funds delivering positive health impact.
So excited about this new global programme @shareaction and proud of colleagues who've patiently pulled it together. Grateful to enlightened investors across the world, now stepping up to act on public health, an overlooked but super strategic #ESG theme whose time has come… https://t.co/fVGPEuEoIc
— Catherine Howarth (@ca_howarth) October 19, 2022