Standard Life Investments

Our research approach

A reputation for rigour

We carry out rigorous research to assess how companies manage environmental and social issues. Firstly, we adopt a sector-based approach, identifying the key issues affecting performance. We also consider industry studies and regulatory reports, taking into account the impacts of legislation. Using this information and the data sourced from company reports, we can then rate companies according to their relative position within each sector.

Sector analysis in turn informs our engagement priorities, as we continuously monitor companies’ environmental and social practices and policies. Above all, we pride ourselves on digging deeper than our competitors to make sure we fully understand the companies we invest in.