Our Vision and Values

Corporate responsibility

Our Vision and ValuesMembers of our Corporate responsibility Advisory Group

We aim to deliver positive outcomes that meet the needs of our stakeholders and we commit to always act responsibly, transparently and in the best interests of those who trust us to manage their investments

A leading global asset management group, Columbia Threadneedle Investments is responsible for providing a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individuals, pension funds and corporations. We strive to deliver the investment outcomes that our clients expect when they trust us with their money, through an investment approach that is team-based, performance-driven and risk-aware. In terms of corporate responsibility we are equally committed to ensuring a rigorous approach that creates sustainable long-term value.

Our corporate responsibility vision emphasises the core roles we play:

Responsible Partner - We strive to be a trusted partner to our clients
Responsible Investor - We strive to be responsible stewards of our clients' assets within a framework of good governance and transparency
Responsible Employer - We strive to be a values-led organisation that attracts, develops and retains the best talent
Responsible Citizen - We strive to be a responsible member of our community and influence positive change

Our corporate responsibility strategy is underpinned by our values of Client focus, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. We expect to be held accountable to these Values, as set out below, in all we do.

Client focus: We think strategically and creatively to drive innovation in order to best serve our clients and other stakeholders
Excellence: We operate at the highest standards to deliver excellent results and manage risk for our stakeholders and the company
Integrity: We actively identify opportunities to improve and are accountable for earning and keeping our stakeholders' trust.
Respect: We are ethical, principled, respectful, collaborative and inclusive. We support our communities.

Our EMEA corporate responsibility framework is managed by an Advisory Group comprised of senior executives from across the business, reporting to the Business Management Committee, which is our key regional senior management and decision-making forum. Within this framework, objectives and initiatives are delivered by teams across the business. We are a member of Business in the Community, and we work together to ensure our approach includes continual improvement and reflects best practice.

Columbia Threadneedle was proud to be shortlisted for the 2016 Ethical Business Award from Better Society Awards