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 question them about their responsible investment policy. Whether they have one and where we can find it. Then we start a discussion on points for improvement.
From time to time we speak about our 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 we have been interviewed for articles on funds in our impact investing portfolio.
Lastly, from time to time we organize a training session for our clients on SRI.