By: Guy Hudson
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If we are holding companies and if we're holding third
other investors to such high account that we have to hold
ourselves to account as a business too.
So whilst we look at stewardship principally within the context
of our investment management activities,
we are adopting those same broad principles and applying them
within the context of the day-to-day management of our own business.
And that means making sure that our carbon footprint,
and the the way that we measure our carbon footprint can be done in a way that
we are on a constant journey of improvement. Uh,
that we are expressing our social capital in a way,
uh, that is positive for the communities in which we operate.
And we have got a long and illustrious record, frankly,
of demonstrating our social capital with volunteering, uh, with,
with charities and other community, uh, enterprises, uh,
throughout the vast majority of the offices, um, in, in the,
in the Stony Fleming group,
in the behavior with which we demonstrate towards our people.
And that means diversity and inclusion and making sure we are constantly setting
ourselves targets and demonstrating improvement against those targets.
And if we can do that,
if we can demonstrate that we are on the same trajectory as a business,
as we are setting, um, the standards for investors, uh,
then we are a long way to fulfilling our stewardship obligations.