1 June 2023:
Investment House Wingate has announced it has become a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an international network promoting sustainable investment through the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into decision-making.
Wingate's PRI membership cements the firm’s dedication to responsible investment practices, recognising that ESG considerations are becoming of greater importance to a broad range of stakeholders, including business partners, co-investors, and staff.
“Our purpose at Wingate is to enlarge and enrich the lives of all of whom we come into contact,” said Farrel Meltzer, Wingate Founder and Executive Chairman.
The Wingate Way – patience, knowledge, risk mitigation, partnership, and alignment, has directed our investment decisions for almost two decades. Becoming a PRI signatory formalises our commitment to ESG considerations when assessing investment opportunities.”
David Atkin, CEO at the Principles for Responsible Investment, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Wingate as a signatory to the PRI. Responsible investment integration is a vital component across every stage and area of the investment decision making process, including in real estate, a sector which has significant potential to impact on core ESG issues. We look forward to working with Wingate on this important area.”
The UN Principles for Responsible Investment, to which Wingate is now a signatory, are:
- Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
- Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
- Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
- Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
- Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.