In our belief, a stable and competent management team and responsible corporate strategy are critical characteristics for Quality companies. As a result, we use a variety of proprietary research and analytical tools, as well as external ESG sources, to aid in identifying key ESG issues for companies under assessment and potential investment candidates.
In our investment process, we strictly exclude companies that violate and do not comply with International Labor Organizations and Conventions of the United Nations Global Compact Principles. This includes violations of human rights, labor, environment and serious corruption issues. Additionally, we exclude certain industries, where according to our beliefs, humanitarian, social, ethical, or environmental concerns are involved. We consider businesses, associated with tobacco, arms and weapons, and thermal coal industries, as greatly irresponsible towards society and environment, and therefore exclude them from our investment universe.