In our contacts with external managers we promote the UNPRI and the Global Compact. If a manager does not subscribe to one of these documents we ask them why not and whether they want to consider it. We have heard from several managers that did not subscribe yet that more and more funds are asking them about this and that they are seriously considering subscription. Also we ask them about their responsible investment policy. Whether they have one, where we can find it and on points for improvement.
From time to time our manager, SPF Beheer, speaks about the concentrated equity portfolio at events, conferences or in (news) magazines. Since SRI is an integral part of the portfolio, this is also taken into account in these events or texts. This shows other investors how financial choices and SRI can go hand in hand. Also SPF Beheer has been interviewed for articles on funds in our impact investing portfolio.