Our work with investors

As shareholders and bondholders of most of the companies rated on our Indexes, institutional investors have the potential to drive substantial change in these companies’ commitments, practices and disclosure on nutrition.

This is why ATNI works extensively with the investment community to ensure that our Indexes are designed to provide them with the in-depth information they need on companies’ performance on nutrition not available from any other source. Investors can then use our Indexes and reports in their ESG research, investment analysis and engagement.

Investor Expectations on Nutrition, Diets and Health

On July 1st 2020, ATNI released the Investor Expectations on Nutrition, Diets and Health. These Expectations have been created in consultation with institutional investors. We have developed them to support and spur greater investor engagement with companies to address global nutrition challenges and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

Signatories to the Investor Expectations will have access to the Investor portal – a password-protected nutrition and finance resource hub – and ATNI’s expertise and support for their research and engagement.

If you are interested in becoming a signatory and pledging your support for ATNI’s work, please contact investor.support@accesstonutrition.org. There is no fee.

ATNI Investor Expectations
ATNI supports Investor Signatories by:
  • Ensuring you are kept up-to-date about developments in nutrition relevant to investment
  • Providing and developing materials to support your engagement with companies, e.g. questions to use with Investor Expectations, best-practice examples
  • Access to ATNI research analysts
  • Facilitating collaborative investor engagement with companies ranked in our Indexes following publication of each new Index, e.g. by
    – Briefing participating investors on companies’ performance
    – Organising engagement calls/meetings with companies
    – Writing and circulating notes of all calls
    – Tracking companies’ responses
    – Keeping participating investors aware of progress
  • Publishing an annual report summarising signatories’ engagement on nutrition, diets and health
  • Publicising via our website and social media the work of the investor signatories to amplify their own communications
  • Communicating investor and finance sector perspectives at nutrition events and conferences
  • Growing the signatory base
  • Maintaining the investor portal on the website, with relevant materials, news and links to our work and that of other relevant organisations

 

Many ATNI investor signatories participate in the collaborative engagement facilitated by ATNI following each Index release. The aim of the engagement is to persuade the companies rated by ATNI to improve their performance on nutrition and demonstrate their positive impact on consumers’ health by improving their products and business practices. Historically, collaborative engagement was managed by the Co-Chairs of ATNI’s Investor Working Group and run by the investors.

An evaluation of the 2018-2019 collaborative engagement program proposed that ATNI substantially increase the support it provides to investor signatories for collaborative engagement, to reduce the burden on signatories. It also recommended that ATNI establish an investor portal – a password-protected hub of nutrition and investor relevant materials, reports and news. ATNI has implemented these recommendations. Additionally, all signatories have access to the ATNI research team to drill down further into company analysis and data, on request

Below you can see the updated list of the investor signatories that have signed up to ATNI's Investor Expectations on Diets, Nutrition and Health. USD 12.1 trillion AUM

1 Aberdeen Standard Investments UK
2 Achmea Investment Management NL
3 ACTIAM NL
4 AMP Capital AU
5 Amundi FR
6 Arisaig Partners SG
7 Aviva UK
8 AXA Investments FR
9 BancoPosta Fondi Sgr IT
10 BMO Global Asset Management CA
11 BNP Paribas Investment Partners FR
12 Boston Common Asset Management US
13 Boston Trust Walden US
14 Candriam Investors Group FR
15 CBF Church of England Fund UK
16 CCLA Investment Management UK
17 Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church UK
18 Christian Super AU
19 Church Commissioners for England UK
20 Church of England Pensions Board UK
21 Cometa IT
22 CommonSpirit Health US
23 Domini Social Investments US
24 EdenTree Investment Management UK
25 Epworth Investment Management UK
26 EQ Investors UK
27 Ethical Partners Fund Management AU
28 Ethos CH
29 Friends Fiduciary Corporation US
30 GAM Investments CH
31 Hermes EOS UK
32 Hexavest CA
33 Impax Asset Management UK
34 J Safra Sarasin CH
35 KLP Kapitlalforvaltning NO
36 Lion Trust UK
37 Local Authority Pension Fund Forum UK
38 Local Government Super AU
39 Mercy Investment Services US
40 Mirova FR
41 NEI Investments CA
42 NNIP NL
43 Pax World Management US
44 Pictet Nutrition Fund CH
45 PIMCO UK
46 PosteVita IT
47 Rathbones Greenbank UK
48 Robeco NL
49 RRSE – Le Regroupement pour la Responsabilité Sociale des Entreprises CA
50 Sarasin & Partners CH
51 Schroders UK
52 Seventh Generation Interfaith US
53 Stichting Pensioenfonds Huisartsen NL
54 Storebrand NO
55 Trinity Health US
56 Triodos Investment Management NL
57 Trusteam Finance FR
58 Unicredit Pension Fund IT
59 Vancity Investment Management CA
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