/ CCLA retains EIRIS for UK ethical screening services and extends contract to FTSE350 engagement support
Press Releases - 30/01/2014
CCLA retains EIRIS for UK ethical screening services and extends contract to FTSE350 engagement support
CCLA, the specialist charity mutual, is retaining UK screening services from EIRIS, a leading global provider of research into the environmental, social, governance and ethical performance of companies. Research provided by EIRIS, now available via the recently launched EIRIS Global Platform, continues to underpin CCLA’s ethical screening of UK equities for its charity clients.
EIRIS will additionally be providing FTSE350 engagement support to CCLA. CCLA provides the secretariat to the £13bn ecumenical Church Investors Group and undertakes FTSE350 laggard engagement programmes for them. EIRIS’ engagement support will free up resources for CCLA to explore global church investor collaboration focusing on laggards amongst the largest 100 listed companies in the world.
“We are delighted that CCLA sees EIRIS as central to their work in meeting the diverse needs of their growing UK charity client base. We also welcome the opportunity to use our engagement experience to help them in taking forward their innovative approach to engagement on behalf of church and charity investors generally,” said Peter Webster, Chief Executive Officer at EIRIS.
Helen Wildsmith, Head of Ethical & Responsible Investment at CCLA, commented, “EIRIS’ deep understanding of FTSE350 companies will help us continue to meet the needs of our UK charity clients as we extend our academically assessed collaborative engagement work to the largest companies in the world”.