ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021

Walter Scott, today, follows the same investment philosophy and process that it did when the firm was founded in 1983. But that does not mean the firm has stood still. Similarly, in building a long-term investment case for any company, we have always considered integrity and governance across all aspects of its operations and so our approach to responsible and sustainable investing has always been integrated. Yet our integrated approach has evolved. As the availability and importance of data and information has increased so the Research team certainly devotes more time to this area of analysis than they might have done a decade ago. With that has come the need to expand processes, provide effective training and additional resource to ensure every member of the Research team remains alert to best practice in all aspects of governance as well as the challenges and opportunities across environmental and social issues.

Jane Henderson, Managing Director

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