b'18 Mercia asset Management PLc Annual Report and Accounts 2021Responsible businessAccelerating our ESG journeyOur commitment to expand our responsible investment agenda has placed sustainability at the heart of our culture. 12%Portfolio businesses that are purpose-ledProgress in our journey has seen the integration of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework into our investment analysis and decision-making and this will remain an ongoing priority for all of us.'