Quoniam's holistic integration approach serves to reflect that ESG is an integral part of the investment process, with ESG data and criteria being incorporated into the traditional financial analysis during portfolio construction.
ESG scores: ESG scores are widely used in the context of ESG ratings. They allow us to cover a broad spectrum of sustainability metrics when picking securities for our funds.
Ecological footprints: A prominent example of an ecological footprint is the carbon footprint (carbon intensity) of companies. In pursuit of the internationally accepted 'two-degree target' and the decarbonisation of our economic system in the medium to long term, emissions are of particular -relevance. To calculate the carbon intensity of an investment portfolio, we look at the carbon emission of a company in comparison with their revenue. The weighted metrics for each portfolio company then yields the portfolio's carbon footprint.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The UN has defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals. Amongst these are an end to poverty and hunger, and the ensurance of affordable and clean energy by 2030. More and more companies report on how they contribute to these SDGs.