The fund is classified as a financial product with a sustainable investment objective as described in Article 9 of EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund uses active management to target companies that generate a positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The fund is invested in companies that contribute positively to one or more UN SDGs (The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals) related to the following overarching themes: the sustainability of our natural resources, improved connectivity and sustainable economic growth as well as health and well-being.The portfolio is diversified across different impact themes, countries and sectors. We strive to add value to the fund through company analysis, engagement and impact measurement. The selection process involves impact assessment, l financial analysis and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) analysis. Mainly companies with positive social and environmental impact will qualify for inclusion in the fund. As a consequence, no investments will be made in companies with controversial activities and controversial ESG behaviors or companies that violate Global Compact principles such as human rights protection and environmental preservation.
We also do not invest in companies involved in activities including but not limited to, the development, production, maintenance or trade of controversial weapons, the production of tobacco products, thermal coal mining and/or oil sands production. Further, more stringent restrictions are applicable for investments in companies involved in activities related to gambling, weapons, adult entertainment, fur & specialty leather, Arctic drilling and shale oil & gas. The fund may also invest directly, up to 20% of its net assets, in mainland China via Stock Connect which is the mutual market access programme through which investors can deal in selected securities. This fund does not have a benchmark. For financial performance comparison the MSCI AC World (NR) is used by the Sub-Fund as a reference in the long run. You can sell your participation in this fund on each (working) day on which the value of the units is calculated, which for this fund occurs daily. The fund does not aim to provide you with a dividend. It will reinvest all earnings.