Ownership Capital actively participates in PRI events and seeks to take a leadership role in the industry to promote the adoption of the Principles for Responsible Investment.
In 2017, Ownership Capital's CIO, Alex van der Velden, served as the Chair of the PRI Listed Equity Advisory Committee.
During the reporting period, Alex van der Velden spoke at the annual PRI in Person conference on a panel entitled “ESG integration: how to assess investment managers' practices.” Alex's contribution focused on Ownership Capital’s investment process in relation to the principles of the UN PRI and the role of an engaged ownership strategy in creating positive outcomes for clients, companies, investors, and society. Also at the PRI in Person, Ownership Capital hosted an investor breakfast to bring together a group of global asset owners and discuss best practices in responsible investment.
Finally, Francois Schockaert, a PM and a member of the PRI's Listed Equity Outreach Subcommittee, participated in the PRI workshop hosted by the CFA Institute in the Netherlands aiming at discussing the impact of ESG integration on investment processes, decision-making and financial markets.