Our Environmental, Social, Governance Policy
Responsible and Sustainable Investing
I. the target company itself;
II. third party specialist data providers;
III. brokers; and
We have adopted various approaches to integrate the consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into our investment decision-making process:
Negative and positive screening
We also screen target companies/ products that promote and provide solutions that are consistent with ESG Factors and aims at including such products in the portfolios that we manage and positively recommend such products on an on-going basis.
We will not knowingly invest in companies involved in the following activities:
- arms manufacturing;
- manufacture of tobacco;
- hard spirits;
- gambling; and
- genetically modified organisms.
We will assess these types of investments on a case-by-case basis and any potential for indirect exposure is carefully considered and factored into investment selection.
Principle Adverse Impacts
Where the PAI cannot possibly be determined due to insufficient disclosure or lack of tangible data, we will actively engage with the target company in question if possible and should no commitment be made by the latter to mitigate the PAI, this matter will be factored into the decision-making process.
Alignment of Remuneration Policy with sustainability investments
Due to this very limited impact on the risk-profile of our clients, as well as the nature of our business, we deem that there is no risk of misalignment with the integration of the sustainability risks in our investment decision making process with respect to our clients.
As such, we believe that our existing structures are sufficient to prevent excessive risk taking in respect of sustainability risks.