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Pensions Governance

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The Trustee believes that companies' long term investment returns are influenced by their management of strategic environmental, social and governance risks.  It is also the Trustee's view that employing asset managers who construct portfolios with a clear understanding of those risks and how those risks are managed by investee companies can enhance long term sustainable investment returns to investors such as the Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme.

In 2010 the Scheme became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNRPI) and in 2011 signed up to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Stewardship Code.

The Trustee's Responsible Ownership Policy Statement, FRC UK Steward Ship Code Policy Compliance Statement and reports detailing its voting and engagement activity with investee companies can be found here.