2022 IFM Investors Responsible Business Report
Our responsible business approach underpins our financial performance for our investors as we pursue our purpose, which is to protect and grow the long-term retirement savings of working people around the world.
We embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations across our investment and corporate practices. This supports us to manage risk and build value in ways that contribute to the long-term health of the environmental, social and
economic systems in which we operate.
The year at a glance – FY22 business highlights
Funds under management increased 15.6% to A$199bn
90% of strategies performed at or ahead of investor objectives*
*After tax and management fees. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Global clients grew by 12.8% to 626.
As responsible long-term investors, we recognise that we have a role to play in supporting the broader environmental, social and economic systems that we depend upon for our portfolios to prosper. The quality of investment returns in ten and
twenty years’ time depends on the quality of the system in ten and twenty years’ time.
-David Neal, Chief Executive
FY22 Responsible Business Highlights
60,000+ people employed across Infrastructure portfolio companies globally.
1980+ resolutions voted on by our Australian Listed Equities team in line with our ESG Policy.
Private Equity set interim 2030 emissions reduction target of 45% across portfolio.
700+ megawatts of renewable energy in operation across infrastructure portfolio.
Infrastructure Community Grants Program supported eight projects globally.
Annual safety benchmarking study across Infrastructure portfolios demonstrated performance better than representative benchmarks.
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About the author
Joined in 2020
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. David joined IFM Investors from the Future Fund, Australia's sovereign wealth fund, which he joined in 2007 as its inaugural Chief Investment Officer before becoming the Chief Executive Officer in 2014. At the Future Fund, he established the investment team and built and designed the Fund's investment model. Prior to joining the Future Fund, David spent 15 years with Willis Towers Watson, where he started his career in the UK. He went on to establish and lead the firm's investment consulting business in Australia. As Head of Investment Consulting at Willis Towers Watson Australia, David led the team providing advisory services to the Future Fund when it was established in 2006.