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Investment principles

The Statement of investment principles (SIP) sets out how Nest will invest members’ money.

It outlines the broad principles and policies that govern how Nest makes its investment decisions. It also demonstrates Nest’s commitment to managing its assets effectively and appropriately for all of its members.

The SIP outlines:

  • how the investment governance processes of Nest work
  • how Nest Retirement Date Funds work
  • what other fund choices we offer
  • Nest Corporation’s approach to responsible investing
  • how assets are managed
  • Nest Corporation’s approach to risk

Policies and frameworks

There are a number of other policies and frameworks that Nest has developed to help us deliver our investment strategy and guide our decision making.

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Nest’s objectives and principles for investing responsibly

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Nest’s divestment policy

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Nest’s UK voting and engagement standards

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Nest’s conflicts of interest standards

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Nest’s statement of compliance with the Financial Reporting Council Stewardship Code

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Nest's securities lending policy

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Nest's climate change policy

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Nest's tobacco free position paper

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Nest’s Global voting and engagement standards

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Nest’s Investment Beliefs

Nest Trustees have established a set of investment beliefs to provide an objective and transparent framework and assist effective internal decision making in a complex environment.

Nest’s Investment Beliefs

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Order and rules

Nest’s order is the legal document that establishes the scheme and appoints Nest Corporation as the Trustee. This can only be amended by Parliament.

Order and rules

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Freedom of Information Act

Nest Corporation is a public authority which means you can request information from us if you want to.

Freedom of Information Act

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Policy and procedures

We think it’s important to be clear about how we operate and what we do. We’ve set this out in documents like our corporate plans for the years ahead.

Policy and procedures

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Procurement

Nest Corporation works to comply with public sector procurement rules and principles.

Procurement

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Gifts and hospitality

Nest publishes a register of any gifts and hospitality received or given by Board Members or our executive team each quarter.

Gifts and hospitality

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Complaints

We’re committed to dealing with any concerns you may have about Nest in a timely manner.

Complaints

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How Nest is run

As a public corporation we have no owners or shareholders. This means we’re free to run the scheme in the interests of our members.

How Nest is run