Invest in a positive society and healthy environment
An interview with Christoph M. Klein
Corporates are excluded when they operate in the areas:
Weapon production, nuclear energy, coal or fracking, oil sands, or if the companies generate more than five percent of sales in the areas: alcohol, gaming, pornography, oil, tobacco, gene technology or animal testing.
Countries are excluded when they are involved in severe controversies, death penalty, conflicting human rights, weak labour rights, child labour, corruption (source: Transparency International), conflicting with non-proliferation treaty, high military budget, authoritarian regime (source: Freedom House Ranking), no ratification of biological safety protocol.
ESG (Environmental, social and governance) criteria are part of the security analysis and selection process besides the economic and financial quality, as they are relevant for the risk and return. (See examples in the graphic). We use data from specialized ESG rating agencies and data providers. The ESG minimum rating for our holdings is BBB. We aim for portfolio ESG ratings of AAA.
We do not invest in those government bonds and corporations with poor ESG quality or significant controversies or incidents like conflicting human rights.
The fund management engages actively to enhance the ESG quality of issuers. For this purpose the fund managements enters a constructive dialogue with the management to reduce the investment’s risk and develop performance opportunities.
ESG Portfolio Management GmbH provides financial services that comprise investment broking and investment advice, solely for the account and under the liability of AHP Capital Management GmbH, Weißfrauenstraße 12-16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main (section 2 (10) KWG).