As asset managers, we must invest on behalf of others with a clear sense of fiduciary duty. We consider that Responsible Investment is part of this fiduciary duty. We look to preserve the long-term interests of our clients by investing in companies where we believe the financial returns are sustainable over the long term.This includes to follow the social and environmental impact of our investee companies to evaluate whether they support conditions for sustainable growth.
1) We believe that time horizons are critical. The ultimate objective is the creation of sustainable, long-term investment returns not just short-term returns.
2) Responsible Investment requires that we follow changes happening at the level of social ecosystems, we believe in the ability of companies to transform social problems into economic opportunities.
3) Being an active investor is not only about selecting a few companies as measured by an active share, it also means facilitating positive impacts for civil society and the environment.
EDM's responsible investment policy does not make any a priori exclusions of the definition of investment universes.
New incorporations in the investment universe will be discussed on a case-by-case basis in the investment team meetings.