CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust PLC

Sustainability & ESG

Financial returns matter, but so too does the impact our investments have on society and the environment. We work closely with Columbia Threadneedle’s Responsible Investment team to systematically integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into CT Managed Portfolio Trust’s investment process, with a view to reducing risk and improving returns over the longer term.

CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust – ESG engagement in Practice

Engaging actively with companies on significant ESG matters is a fundamental part of the Manager’s approach and it is also committed to engaging with the underlying fund managers of CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust’s investments to encourage them to bring ESG to the forefront of their investment processes.

Exercising the right to vote is another way to influence positive change. Voting against management on key resolutions sends a clear signal to companies on the importance of improving their business practices. Columbia Threadneedle regularly engages companies before and after voting to explain their expectations and invite comment, and to explain its reasons for any votes against management.

With respect to CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust; in the year to 31 May 2021, Columbia Threadneedle voted at 108 meetings of investee companies held in the investment portfolios. Public details of all Columbia Threadneedle’s voting activity, including rationale for votes against management, become available on the website the day after each shareholder meeting here.

Learn more about the Trust’s approach in our latest report and accounts here.

*As at 31 December 2020

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