United Nations Global Compact
Since 2010, we have reported our progress in aligning our strategies and operations with the 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We view these as foundations to our approach to responsible business and continue to develop this as national legislations change and we increase transparency in our activities.
Principles of Responsible Investment
Old Mutual Emerging Markets is a signatory of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI). The Group is committed to applying these principles in our investment and ownership practices, in a manner that is consistent with the Old Mutual Investment Group Responsible Investment Guidelines and in line with the principles outlined in the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA). The Principles were developed by investors, for investors. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. They have more than 1,750 signatories, from over 50 countries, representing approximately US$70 trillion.
Carbon Disclosure Project
CPD is an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. In 2017, Old Mutual plc and Nedbank submitted an annual disclosure concerning their carbon emissions and how they are managed
The Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa
The Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA) suggests that "where appropriate, institutional investors should consider a collaborative approach to promote acceptance and implementation of the principles to institutional investors". This correlates with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. These principles encourage collaborative engagement to better incorporate environmental, social and governance issues in decision-making and ownership practices.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange - The FTSE/ Responsible Investment Index Series
The FTSE/ Responsible Investment Index series measures participant companies' commitment and performance against a triple bottom line of sustainability in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts. It offers an aspirational sustainability benchmark, recognising those listed companies incorporating sustainability principles into their everyday business practices, and to serve as a tool for investors to assess companies on a broader base.