DescriptionFirst State Investments, also known as First Sentier Investors in Australia, is a global asset management business focused on providing high quality, long-term investment capabilities to our clients. We offer a comprehensive suite of investment capabilities across a number of sought-after asset classes. We have 17 independent teams operating across equities, fixed income, listed and direct infrastructure and multi-asset, including Stewart Investors, a pioneer in emerging market equities and sustainable investing, and FSSA Investment Managers, our leading Asian and global emerging markets equities investor.ApproachWe believe that the way our industry views investment performance needs to evolve to reflect the real-world impact of business. This means moving away from backward looking, short-term, benchmark relative returns to a more holistic view of organisational quality which also includes forward looking, long-term, sustainability and societal outcomes. Our approach to responsible investment and the way in which ESG issues inform our investment decisions forms part of our ongoing reporting. Case studies provide insight into investment decision making. We accept the science of climate change and our duty to consider related risks and opportunities in our investment decision-making and ownership practices. Since 2007, we have been signatories to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment (also referred to as PRI) and have had group-wide stewardship principles in place since 2013.