Responsible Business Practices

At SIS we believe all enterprises should proactively maximise their positive, and minimise their negative, impacts through both what they do and how they do it.

We are leaders in ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and responsible business (RB) practices; through our own actions and supporting others to define and progress their plans. We focus activities on six distinct areas, drawing on best practice, in Diversity, Environment, Our People, Community, Governance and Supply Chain.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI)

At SIS, we value diversity of people and ideas.

We have been developing DEI activities over a number of years, with a concerted effort over the last two years to progress DEI across all our activities.

We work alongside expert partners to provide ways for the SIS team, board, investees, customers and other stakeholders to develop their own knowledge, confidence and DEI practice.

This statement describes why we consider DEI important; our approach; DEI actions so far, and our aspirations for the future

Read our statement on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) here.


Women in Finance Charter 

In September 2020 Social Investment Scotland signed The Women in Finance Charter. The Charter, created by HM Treasury to address the gender imbalance at senior levels across the financial services industry, commits HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.

Find out more about our involvement with Women In Finance Charter


Environment

It is beyond question that the biggest challenge for humanity, now and in the future, is ongoing environmental damage and the need for urgent action to fight climate change.

Over the last two years, SIS has developed a number of useful practices and initiatives, that aid our, and others’, climate action journeys.

We work alongside expert partners to provide ways for the SIS team, board, investees, customers and other stakeholders to develop their own knowledge, confidence and Earth-friendly practices.

This statement describes why we place importance on caring for and protecting our planet; our approach; SIS’s Earth-friendly actions so far, and our aspirations for the future.

Read our Climate Action statement here.