According to our ESG investment policy we never invest in manufacturers of banned armaments. We incorporate sustainability research into our fundamental credit analysis and communicate with companies on the subject of sustainability. Responsible investment helps us to identify additional risks and opportunities when selecting issuers.
Fisch manages several mandates with a focus on responsible investments. The forms of implementation are manifold. For example, we have clients that provide us with exclusion lists in order to ensure a strategy that is purely based on responsible investments.
In 2009, Fisch launched one of the first sustainable convertible bond fund together with cooperation partner Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, which provides the sustainable investment universe, a combination of exclusion critiera and best-in-class/best-of-class approach. The key elements of this investment approach are formed around following risks: - Environmental risks: regulatory changes, accidents, pricing of resources, environmental liabilities, protests, etc. - Social risks: labour conflicts, supply chain issues, corruption, product liability, loss of reputation, etc. - Governance risks: sustainability of business model, board culture, remuneration, communication with shareholders, etc.