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 email@example.com. There is no fee.Become a signatory
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.
In October 2021, ATNI translated the Investor Expectations on Nutrition, Diets and Health in Japanese.
Based on the framework of the Investor Expectations, the N4G Investor Pledge was developed, which was submitted o the official commitment-making platform of the Summit. With this Pledge, 53 institutional investors representing US$12.4 trillion in assets under management commit to use the Expectations and to directly engage with all publicly listed companies in the Global Index 2021 on the topic of nutrition.
Progress towards the Pledge will be monitored by ATNI.
The Pledge was officially announced during Day 1 of the N4G Summit by Akihiko Nishioka, President and CEO of Resona Asset Management.
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 16.6 trillion AUM.
|1||Aberdeen Standard Investments||UK|
|2||Achmea Investment Management||NL|
|4||Aikya Investment Management||UK|
|7||Apostle Funds Management||AUS|
|11||BancoPosta Fondi Sgr||IT|
|12||BMO Global Asset Management, part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments||CA|
|13||BNP Paribas Investment Partners||FR|
|14||Boston Common Asset Management||US|
|15||Boston Trust Walden||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|
|22||Church Commissioners for England||UK|
|23||Church of England Pensions Board||UK|
|27||Domini Social Investments||US|
|28||EdenTree Investment Management||UK|
|29||Epworth Investment Management||UK|
|31||Ethical Partners Fund Management||AU|
|33||Everence and the Praxis Mutual Funds||US|
|34||Fukoku Capital Management, Inc.||JP|
|35||Friends Fiduciary Corporation||US|
|37||Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Charity Endowment Fund||UK|
|41||Impax Asset Management||UK|
|42||J Safra Sarasin||CH|
|47||Local Authority Pension Fund Forum||UK|
|48||Local Government Super||AU|
|49||Mercy Investment Services||US|
|51||MUFG Asset Management||JP|
|54||Nomura Asset Management||JP|
|55||Pax World Management||US|
|60||Resona Asset Management||JP|
|62||RRSE – Le Regroupement pour la Responsabilité Sociale des Entreprises||CA|
|63||Sarasin & Partners||CH|
|65||Seventh Generation Interfaith||US|
|66||Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia||US|
|67||Socially Responsible Investment Coalition||US|
|68||Stichting Pensioenfonds Huisartsen||NL|
|70||Trillium Asset Management||US|
|72||Triodos Investment Management||NL|
|74||UBS Asset Management||GLOBAL|
|75||Unicredit Pension Fund||IT|
|76||Vancity Investment Management||CA|