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How we do it (our approach)

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This page provides information on how we go about implementing our investment strategy.

As a long-term investor, we recognise the huge importance of investing in socially and environmentally beneficial assets, with a goal of protecting the investments from climate change risk, and safeguarding the financial future of the Fund. In order to protect the Fund's investments into the future, the Fund supports a global warming scenario of well below 2°C, and states an ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across all investment portfolios by 2050. 

In late 2022, we were delighted to be invited to participate in the Pension Management Institute's "Purposeful Pensions" project, highlighting the amazing work done across the pensions industry.  The resulting film follows the WPF team as they visit two investments in the Fund's portfolio to show how the Fund delivers strong returns by investing in assets that deliver positive outcomes for people and the planet.

Learn about our approach in detail in our  Investment Strategy Statement 2023 (PDF) [20MB] (opens new window)  

Our award-winning approach to Responsible Investment is set out in our dedicated Responsible Investment Policy, which we review and update every year:

Responsible Investment Policy 2023 (PDF) [6MB] (opens new window)

Every year we plan how we will advance our approach to responsible investment, and what important issues we will tackle, as set out in our Responsible Investment Plan 2023/24 (PDF) [591KB] (opens new window)

As with everything we do, our investment approach is aligned with delivering our vision, goals and values.  All are important, but of particular relevance to the investments are the following goals and values:

Long Term thinking, 9 Safeguard assets, 10 strong risk adjusted returns, 12 positive impact, 15 transparency and information sharing, 16 compliance and best practise

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