DescriptionDowning's purpose is to make investment more rewarding. Rewarding by being profitable for our investors, rewarding by helping businesses grow, and, through their success, ultimately rewarding for society.ApproachBy fostering a culture within the firm of both wellbeing and high performance, and striving to exceed the expectations of our customers, we will make our business truly sustainable. Central to Downing’s ethos is a commitment to be a "Responsible Investor". We aim to protect and enhance returns for our investors by placing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria at the heart of our business and investment activities. We understand that ESG issues represent risks and opportunities; and that these issues are becoming an increasingly material factor with investments. By taking a long-term, sustainable approach with our analysis, decision-making and active asset management, we strive to take these into account, mitigate risks and maximise opportunities, while endeavouring to facilitate wider societal and environmental benefits, wherever possible.