We utilize investment screening to eliminate companies from our portfolios who are primarily involved in sectors we consider to be unsustainable: tobacco, alcohol, gaming, pornography, nuclear power, military weapons and fossil fuels.
From a positive ESG investment process we also prefer to invest in companies with one or more of the following qualities:
1. adherence to a high level of corporate governance
2. commitment to progressive environmental practices and to complying with environmental regulations
3. respect for their employees and the communities in which they do business
4. advocate progressive human rights practices when carrying on business in a repressive regime