10c. Ensure that all trade supports sustainable resource use, environmental protection, and progressive labour standards.

We believe that business leaders should be rewarded for corporate success that benefits shareholders and society. However, we are concerned that rewards to executives have been rising disproportionately relative to rewards to shareholders and to companies’ perceived benefit to society.

Richard Maitland, Head of Charities & Partner, Sarasin & Partners

Business leaders should be rewarded for corporate success that benefits shareholders and society

Sarasin & Partners manages investments for charities, a wide range of institutional investors and private clients.

The firm has developed methodologies to integrate environmental and social factors into investment decisions, initiated an engagement in early 2012 on executive remuneration together with leading UK charities and investors, and collaborated via the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change on mitigating climate change risk.

10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.