Employer Case Study: Ayres Punchard Investment Management Limited

Name of Organisation: Ayres Punchard Investment Management Limited

Description of Organisation: Ayres Punchard is an award-winning sustainable investment company. Their investment strategies are designed in-line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, without compromising on financial returns.

Name of Employer: Chris Welsford

Job Title: Managing Director

Internship Scheme used:  Access to Internships (A2I) 


“Our intern began contributing positively to the research project very early in his time with us. He was able to understand the process and philosophy employed in our analysis of UN Global Compact principles transgression which enabled him to make a full and meaningful contribution to our work. This led to positive outputs and outcomes in the form of our intern contributing to an article that was published on our website and reported on by an international financial media organisation, as well as identifying and researching an investee company that can now be the subject of an engagement with a leading fund manager.

Our intern’s work on investee company Bright Horizons was exemplary and we are looking forward to working with the student, outside the internship, when he will be able to follow up on his research by engaging with the fund manager on the issues that he has uncovered.

This was an extremely positive experience for our company and for the colleague who worked closely with him.”