CT UK Capital and Income Investment Trust PLC

Sustainability & ESG

While financial returns matter, 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 UK Capital and Income Investment Trust’s investment process, with a view to reducing risk and improving returns over the long term – both in financial and sustainability terms.

CT UK Capital and Income Investment Trust – ESG engagement in Practice

During 2021, Columbia Threadneedle’s Responsible Investment team engaged 31 times with management in the Company’s portfolio. The most common topics for discussion were corporate governance, climate change, human rights and public health.

Columbia Threadneedle also exercises its right to vote as 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 UK Capital and Income Investment Trust’s investments, in the year to 30 September 2021, Columbia Threadneedle voted at 61 meetings of investee companies held in the portfolio. 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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