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 7.7 trillion AUM

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