Blackfinch Group

Investment specialists working towards a more sustainable future

Blackfinch Group
Blackfinch Group

What is ESG?

It stands for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. At its core, it’s about investing with consideration for the impact firms have in terms of these. ESG is important in helping to create a more sustainable world.

ESG at Blackfinch

We have grown with the ESG movement and incorporate its principles across our businesses.

We work to ensure that any impact on the environment is positive; that we always consider social responsibility; and that the Group makes governance a priority.

By focusing on ESG factors as part of our process, we can know that firms in which we invest are also taking a responsible approach, now and in the future.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We’re developing our CSR framework to co-ordinate and consistently drive our business and social practices in the following areas:

The Client Environment

Adapting and evolving our products and services to ensure that they meet clients’ needs and aspirations

The Community Environment

We will continue to engage with local and national bodies and support charity through sponsorship and fund raising

The World Environment

We aspire to be a responsible entity and uphold our duty of care to ensure that we contribute positively to the planet’s sustainability

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN SDGs are central to ESG as a universal call to action. The 17 goals were adopted by UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We’re committed to ensuring alignment with the SDGs, working towards ending poverty, protecting the planet and improving the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

Read more about the SDGs

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Reflecting our commitment to ESG, Blackfinch has become a signatory to the PRI, a network of investors working to put six key principles into practice. This is a public demonstration of our pledge to responsible investment. It places Blackfinch at the heart of a global community, seeking to build a more sustainable financial system.

Find out about the PRI

Adaptations Partnership Programme (APP)

Through the APP, we offer an extensive range of tools, services and expertise to support business growth, also adapting to firms’ needs. As part of this we can help with shaping a firm’s ESG stance, from training and development to policy creation and resources. The APP is available through Blackfinch Asset Management.