In order to define the range of sustainable thematic products, the analysts apply a selection of very stringent exclusion criteria. The ex-ante exclusion criteria make sure that our clients do not invest in companies that contribute to the world’s most serious environmental problems and social risks.
Ex-ante exclusion criteria: => Anthropogenic climate change – Extraction of fossil fuels – Operation of fossil-fuel power stations – Production of cars and aircrafts - Airlines => Endangerment of the Earth's atmosphere – Production of substances that deplete the ozone layer => Loss of biodiversity – not sustainable forestry – not sustainable fishery and fish farming – not sustainable palm-oil plantations – Genetic engineering => Threat to society and health – Nuclear energy – Production of arms and war material – Production of tobacco and smoking – Exploitative child labour.
The analysis of exclusion criteria is followed by a fundamental stock analysis with a strong focus on companies with a high "sustainability impact". The following investment opportunities were defined: Energy: Renewable energy, energy efficiency. Sustainable Mobility: Public transport, Individual transport. Knowledge: Education/Research, Interlinking. Health: Access to basic health supply, Preservation of health. Finance: Access to financial services, Financial infrastructure. Resources: Efficient use of water, resource efficiency.
We offer products on single topics (e.g. climate change, water) as well as a multi thematic fund. We also offer thematic funds on social side (generica, medtech, healthcare)