2021 Responsible Business Report

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As we focus on our purpose to protect and grow the long-term retirement savings of working people, our financial performance is underpinned by our responsible business activities. Across our investment processes, asset stewardship, corporate practices, and advocacy we have embedded ESG considerations to help us manage risk, build value and support strong and effective markets.

The year at a glance - FY21 business highlights

Delivering on our purpose to protect and grow the long-term retirement savings of working people.

Our commitment to responsible business

Our financial performance for our investors is underpinned by our responsible business activities that aim to manage investment risks and opportunities in ways that contribute to a strong global economy, inclusive societies and a cleaner environment:

At IFM, our investors and the 30 million working people globally they invest on behalf of are at the heart of everything we do. This focus has not wavered through the pandemic, which has reminded us again of the fundamental interdependence of the communities, environments and economies where we invest and operate.

We are long-term investors of pension capital. As we pursue our purpose, we aim to create shared economic and social value for our broad range of stakeholders.

David Neal
Chief Executive

Through this period, we have seen extraordinary momentum build for sustainable investing. We believe there is a clear role for pension capital and IFM in fostering long-term sustainable investing and supporting the transition to a net zero carbon global economy.

We are developing a plan to mitigate the risks of climate change and we are taking steps to target net zero emissions across our asset classes by 2050.

We’ve started developing our workplace leadership strategy, which aims to build on our history of engaging with investments, investors and other stakeholders to champion workplaces that are fair, safe, inclusive and diverse.

Within the IFM business, we continue to focus on nurturing a unifying and purpose-aligned culture, while further embedding our inclusion and diversity initiatives.

We hope you enjoy reading our 2021 Responsible Business Report.

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David Neal

David is IFM Investors' Chief Executive, responsible for executing the firm's strategy and delivering strong results for IFM Investors' clients, shareholders and staff. David leads IFM's global business, with nine offices and four investment teams: Infrastructure, Debt Investments, Listed Equities and Private Equity.

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