Responsibility is an integral part of its day-to-day work of portfolio management. All investment decisions are steered by our 2017 renewed principles for responsible investment. The principles observe the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as climate change mitigation.
The new principles further specified the policy for responsible investments in different asset categories: equities and corporate bonds, government bonds, third-party funds and alternative investments.
Observance of responsibility factors
As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), we have committed ourselves to observing various aspects of ESG responsibility as part of our day-to-day investment decisions in the entire product range.
We do not make direct investments in the tobacco or weapons industries or in gambling activities. Nor do we invest in companies using child labor.
We make use of partners to regularly review our investments with respect to potential breaches of standards. Besides this, we conduct dialogue with companies that have breached standards and, where necessary, make use of our right to vote at annual general meetings.