In our investment process, we strictly exclude companies that violate and do not comply with International Labor Organizations and Conventions of the United Nations Global Compact Principles. This includes violations of human rights, labor, environment, and strong corruption issues.
Additionally, we exclude certain industries, where according to our beliefs, humanitarian, social, ethical, or environmental concerns are involved. We consider businesses, associated with industries such as Tobacco, Arms and Weapons, Thermal Coal as greatly irresponsible towards society and environment, and therefore exclude them from our investment universe.
Our investment portfolios have had historically zero exposure and will unlikely have it in the future to companies and industries with unsustainable business models, which, according to our investment philosophy, do not qualify as Quality.
We are able to provide clients with additional exclusion filters following individual requests as well as to implement client-specific negative lists or selection criteria. Our research team has been providing ESG analysis and implementation since 2010 and is therefore experienced to assist our clients with increasing exposure to sustainable investments in their portfolios.