Castlefield’s External Advisory Committee met during February to provide their views on a number of discussion points and policy updates provided by both the Committee members and the investment team at Castlefield. We think it is important to get an external viewpoint on sustainability topics and how we address them as a part of our investment process for the B.E.S.T Sustainable fund range.
Topics covered during the meeting included our annual update of the Castlefield Corporate Governance & Voting Guidelines, divestments from the funds, the impact of single use plastics, and the aquaculture industry. We also followed up on last meeting’s discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with some examples of how it is being used for reporting purposes and looked at an analysis of one of our own funds.
A summary of the minutes is now available on our website here to allow investors to see the content of the discussions in more detail