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Environmental, social and governance issues

Environmental, social and governance issues

Striving to be a responsible investor

At Ruffer, we actively integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into our investment process. 

For example, when assessing a company’s management team, we see the handling of ESG issues as an indicator of management quality. 

Over the long term, we believe good practice is likely to support good corporate performance. In turn, this should support good returns for our clients.

Safeguarding the interests of clients

In investment management, stewardship is about how we engage in the corporate governance of the companies we invest in, on behalf of our clients.

Our response to the UK Stewardship Code is available here, and our response to Japan’s Stewardship Code is here.

Further information

Our formal policy on ESG issues is available here.

We also produce an annual report. As well as detailing our voting statistics and highlighting specific engagements, the report covers some of the broader ESG issues that have arisen during the year.

Ruffer report on ESG 2017
Ruffer report on ESG 2016
Ruffer report on ESG 2015

Ruffer is a signatory to the United Nations–supported Principles for Responsible Investment, to the UK Stewardship Code, to the Japanese Stewardship Code and the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project).


If you would like to know more about Ruffer’s approach to environmental, social and governance issues, please contact

Franziska Jahn–Madell
+44 (0)20 7963 8200

Jonathan Ruffer


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