Negative Screening: We are able to incorporate negative screening lists for securities, issuers or certain sectors provided by clients into our investment process.
Positive/ Best-in class screening: We are able to tailor our investment management approach to accommodate SRI constraints within mandates directed by our clients. We also offer Sustainability focused strategies where investment guidelines include minimum and maximum limits with UBS-AM ESG scores.
Norms-based screening; We are also in the process of implementing a norms-based screening approach such that investments are screened based on whether or not they align with international standards and norms such as the UN Global Compact. For this we work with a selected service provider to develop a list of companies that are seen as breaching one or more of the principles. Cases are assessed by our sustainability specialists and, where necessary, we will initiate engagement to ensure that companies effectively close and remedy identified breaches and both communicate with stakeholders and ensure that they have addressed any management failures. Cases will be escalated for a discussion on exclusion when we consider that the engagement objectives have not been met.