The company's approach to sustainable and responsible investing, applied to all of its investments, is based on two pillars: exclusion of controversial activities and integration of environmental, social and governance factors. ESG factors might impact the risk profile of an issuer so we want to integrate these factors in our investment decision process.
AG Insurance refers to a list of countries, sectors and activities to identify where investments are banned. The list is drawn up on the basis of statutory requirements and international treaties, which AG Insurance naturally upholds, as well as on the basis of its own convictions and values.
Through the entire investment activities of AG Insurance, the three Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG) are an integrated part of the investment process. The portfolio managers of AG Insurance take into account relevant ESG factors in all investment decisions to better evaluate the risk-return profile of an investment. Examples of such factors are renewable energy use, exposure to regulation or litigation, labour relations, human rights, product quality and safety, reputation, governance practices, executive compensation, diversity programmes, reporting and disclosure, community relations, energy costs, carbon emissions, carbon reserve and climate impact.