The effects of environmental, social and governance factors are observed as an integrated part in the investment process. Positive factors in this respect are for example opportunities arising from trends related to the environment and the development of society, which can benefit leading companies. Negative factors may relate for example to how companies manage environmental, social and governance related risks in their activities. We identify ESG-risks and possibilities, and thereby create a better ground for sound investment decisions.
Certain types of business activities, which in themselves are legitimate, can suffer from adverse events such as claims for compensation and negative publicity, which brings risks that are difficult to predict and quantify. Aktia avoids investments in companies with such a risk profile. Regarding our mutual funds Aktia Asset Management and Aktia Fund Management Company have agreed, that we do not do direct investments in companies whose main area of activity is gambling, tobacco, or weapons production. We also do not make direct investments in companies that employ child labour.
We have developed our approach and strategy on the basis that they are in the best interest of our clients.