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As part of our public commitment to supporting sound ESG principles, we are signatories to a number of key national and international conventions and codes of conduct. Comgest also plays an active role in several industry bodies dedicated to ensuring best ESG practice around the world.


  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI): Signatory since 2010

2023 PRI Assessment Report
2023 PRI Transparency Report

  • Stewardship codes

UK Stewardship Code: Signatory
US Stewardship Code: Supporter
Japan Stewardship Code: Signatory

  • The Irish Funds Industry Association: Member; The Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is the representative body for the international investment fund community in Ireland. Comgest contributes to working groups and discussion including on responsible investing.


  • Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAMI): Signatory; initiative driven by an international group of asset managers committed to supporting the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.
  • CDP: Signatory; not-for-profit charity that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
  • Climate Action 100+ initiative: Signatory; investor-led initiative to ensure that the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.
  • Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD): Signatory; released climate-related financial disclosure recommendations designed to help companies provide better information to support informed capital allocation.
  • Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative: Member; investor network focusing on ESG risks and opportunities in the global food sector.
  • Deforestation-Free Finance Initiative: Signatory; brings together experts in deforestation, nature-loss and sustainable finance to provide expertise and guidance to financial institutions as they seek to address their deforestation risks. 
  • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC): Member; European membership body for investor collaboration on climate change.
  • Investor Policy Dialogue on Deforestation (IPDD): Management committee member; collaborative investor initiative to engage with public agencies and industry associations in selected countries on the issue of deforestation.
  • Investor Initiative on Hazardous Chemicals (IIHC): An investor-led collaborative engagement initiative that aims to reduce the impacts on human health and the environment from the manufacture of hazardous chemicals, thereby reducing financial risks to investors in these companies from litigation, regulation and threats to license to operate.
  • Nature Action 100: Participant; global investor engagement initiative focused on driving greater corporate ambition and action to reduce nature and biodiversity loss. Investors participating in the initiative engage companies in key sectors that are deemed to be systemically important in reversing nature and biodiversity loss by 2030.
  • PBAF: Comgest is a member of the Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF) which is an industry-led partnership that enables financial institutions to assess and disclose impacts and dependencies on biodiversity of their investments. Joining this partnership will help Comgest be better equipped to assess and measure nature-related risks.
  • Avoided emissions: Comgest is one of the founding partners of an initiative aiming to standardise the calculation of avoided emissions. The 10 partners supporting the initiative are working with specialised consultants to develop a global database of greenhouse gas emission avoidance factors for low-carbon or green enabling solutions.


  • 30% Club France Investor Group: Member; French chapter of the business campaign aiming to boost the number of women in board seats and executive leadership of companies all over the world.
  • Investor Alliance for Human Rights: Signatory; collective action platform for responsible investment that is grounded in respect for people’s fundamental rights. 
  • PRI Advance Platform: Supporter; stewardship initiative where investors work together to take action on human rights and social issues.
  • Access to Medicine Foundation: independent non-profit organisation that analyses how the world's largest pharmaceutical companies address access to medicine.


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our ESG story

Responsible investing is core to what we do. We don’t see investing responsibly as an obligation, we see it as an opportunity.

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Our policies

ESG principles are built in, not bolted on to our policies.

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