Ardevora is committed to considering ESG factors in its investment decision-making process. It is a commitment that has senior sponsorship and ownership within the firm.
As part of Ardevora’s RI Policy, Ardevora have established a Responsible Investment Committee (“RIC”). The responsibility for the oversight, implementation and management of Ardevora’s relevant policies, objectives and targets rests with the RIC members, who include its:
- Chief Executive Officer ("CEO");
- Head of Compliancel;
- Representative from Portfolio Management; and,
- An observer from Client Services.
In order to maintain the independence of the investment team, any internal ESG actions regarding engagement in relation to an investee will only be carried out by a representative from Compliance.
The duties of the RIC will be reviewed by the RIC in the very first meeting of each calendar year and updated as necessary.