United Nations Global Compact - Investment in global companies that adhere to internationally recognized principles on human rights, the environment and anti-corruption practices.
Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) - Focus on companies that demonstrate they are actively pursuing a progressive ESG agenda.
Banning the Big Five - Excludes companies whose primary line of business includes tobacco, nuclear power, military weapons, adult entertainment or gaming.
Portfolios are built using global securities from companies that meet or exceed the manager’s Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI) framework
Asset allocation is designed to provide global diversification across asset classes, sectors and countries
Portfolio is monitored daily and systematically rebalanced to ensure consistent alignment with investment objectives
ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE
Focus on companies that demonstrate they are actively pursuing a progressive ESG agenda
Integrating Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) analysis with traditional financial analysis helps reduce non-traditional risk
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
The United Nations (UN) Global Compact represents the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative representing nearly 15,000 participants across more than 175 countries. It consists of a set of internationally recognized principles that address important issues surrounding human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption practices.
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labour
Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery