Sustainability has gained a broader focus in our investment process during the coarse of the last years. The portfolio managers are responsible for incorporating ESG. Before investing there are certain criterias that needs to be met. While their main objective is the same, the portfolio managers focuses on different topics due to the nature of their underlying investment universe. Our emerging market fund may focus more on Social factors, whereas our seafood fund tend to asses Environmental issues. Throughout our investment we have an ongoing analysis and dialogue with companies to identify risk factors.
We use a third party screening provider for all our equity funds to uncover any potential breaches of global standards (UN Global Compact). We also follow the exclusion list of the Norwegian Pension Fund (NBIM).
We believe that long-term value creation is achieved best by having a sustainable business model. All of our funds have concentrated portfolios to allow us to engage with and better understand each company.