Aktie-Ansvar has as the primary objective to give shareholders the best possible risk-adjusted return. To be able to deliver that, we consider that certain investment strategies are necessary. Our equity funds and fixed income comply with ethical investment principles. Due to these principles, our funds will not invest in companies with sales exceeding 5 % derived from alcohol, tobacco, weapons, games or pornography. Thereby, companies that do not fulfill these requirements will not be invested in. Environmental, social and governance factors may have an impact on the investment decision. However, our funds that trade with different forms of beta exposures, such as exchanged traded funds or commodity certificates, do not use this ethical exclusion screening.
In cases where other asset management companies published relevant analysis relating to equity-based investment principles, these are considered as well in the investment process. One example of these are so called black listed companies that violate international standards for the environment, human rights, employee rights and anti-corruption.