The goal of responsible investing is to focus on investments, which are sustainable or which explicitly emphasise the importance of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance factors (ESG). That aim at supporting the functioning and long-term stability of the financial markets as long-term sustainable income depends on stable, well-functioning, and solidly managed companies.
Our investment approach
Our selection process
Companies that we invest in have to meet a number of criteria. Nuclear power and arms production and trade constitute the most important exclusion criteria. Companies are also immediately divested from the fund in proven cases of corruption or child labour. Companies that were admitted into the investment universe are managed according to aclearly structured approach and in cooperation with numerous internal and external specialists. An ethics advisory board, specifically set up for this purpose, appraises whether investments do in fact comply with sustainable criteria.