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

Become a signatory
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

The Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit will be held in Tokyo in December 2021 and is hosted by the Government of Japan.

The aim of the Summit is to secure new major nutrition commitments from governments, donor agencies and research funders, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academia, and private sector actors in the following five main areas: health, food, resilience, data-driven accountability, and nutrition financing.

Ahead of this important event, ATNI is working to expand its investor signatory base to include investors from Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.

An introduction to ATNI’s work is available in Japanese here. An article outlining the business and investment case for nutrition is available in Japanese here.

In June 2021, ATNI was interviewed by the ESG Narrative initiative.

ESG Narrative: Access to Nutrition Initiative

In October 2021, ATNI translated the Investor Expectations on Nutrition, Diets and Health in Japanese.

Investor Expectations on Nutrition, Diets and Health

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 16.5 trillion AUM.

1  Aberdeen Standard Investments  UK 
2  Achmea Investment Management  NL 
3  ACTIAM  NL 
4  Aikya Investment Management  UK 
5  AMP Capital  AU 
6  Amundi  FR 
7  Apostle Funds Management  AUS 
8  Arisaig Partners  SG 
9  Aviva   UK 
10  AXA Investments  FR 
11  BancoPosta Fondi Sgr  IT 
12  BMO Global Asset Management  CA 
13  BNP Paribas Investment Partners  FR 
14  Boston Common Asset Management  US 
15  Boston Trust Walden  US 
16  Calvert  US 
17  Candriam Investors Group  FR 
18  CBF Church of England Fund  UK 
19  CCLA Investment Management  UK 
20  Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church  UK 
21  Christian Super  AU 
22  Church Commissioners for England  UK 
23  Church of England Pensions Board  UK 
24  Cometa  IT 
25  CommonSpirit Health  US 
26  Domini Social Investments  US 
27  EdenTree Investment Management  UK 
28  Epworth Investment Management   UK 
29  EQ Investors  UK 
30  Ethical Partners Fund Management  AU 
31  Ethos Foundation  CH 
32  Everence and the Praxis Mutual Funds  US 
33  Fukoku Capital Management, Inc.  JP 
34  Friends Fiduciary Corporation  US 
35  GAM Investments  CH 
36  Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Charity Endowment Fund  UK 
37  Hermes EOS  UK 
38  Hexavest  CA 
39  ICCR  US 
40  Impax Asset Management  UK 
41  J Safra Sarasin  CH 
42  JLens  US 
43  KLP Kapitlalforvaltning   NO 
44  LGIM  UK 
45  Lion Trust  UK 
46  Local Authority Pension Fund Forum  UK 
47  Local Government Super  AU 
48  Mercy Investment Services  US 
49  Mirova  FR 
50  MUFG Asset Management  JP 
51  NEI Investments  CA 
52  NNIP  NL 
53  Nomura Asset Management  JP 
54  Pax World Management  US 
55  Pictet Group  CH 
56  PIMCO  US 
57  PosteVita  IT 
58  Rathbones Greenbank  UK 
59  Resona Asset Management  JP 
60  Robeco  NL 
61  RRSE – Le Regroupement pour la Responsabilité Sociale des Entreprises   CA 
62  Sarasin & Partners  CH 
63  Schroders  UK 
64  Seventh Generation Interfaith  US 
65  Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia   US 
66  Stichting Pensioenfonds Huisartsen  NL 
67  Storebrand  NO 
68  Trillium Asset Management  US 
69  Trinity Health  US 
70  Triodos Investment Management  NL 
71  Trusteam Finance  FR 
72  UBS Asset Management  GLOBAL 
73  Unicredit Pension Fund  IT 
74  Vancity Investment Management  CA 
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