Social responsibility is the cornerstone of the Oasis investment philosophy since its inception in 1997. Oasis is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI). Oasis has also developed corporate action guidelines in accordance with best global practices including amongst others, the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, the PRI, King IV Code of Governance, Cadbury Report, CRISA and other relevant guidelines.
We believe that companies which incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into their business model are more likely to be successful over the long-term. Consequently, we believe that incorporating ESG considerations into the investment decision making process is likely to deliver attractive risk adjusted returns for our clients over the long-term. As part of being a responsible investor, we ensure that we are active owners and that our fiduciary duties in terms of shareholder rights are exercised in the best interest of our clients. We also ensure that all decisions are based on thorough analysis and that actions are properly recorded and communicated. Oasis endeavours to vote on all investee company resolutions at AGM’s. Oasis also engages with investee companies on all three aspects of ESG on a continuous basis.
We incorporate Responsible Investing in our investment decision making process through quantifying the potential risks or opportunities arising from the ESG practices of a company. This includes quantifying the impact on earnings as well as the stock’s valuation and risk rating.