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 has a thematic investment approach, focusing its investments on companies that contribute positively to one or more UN SDGs (The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals) related to the sustainability of our natural resources, for example water scarcity, food sufficiency, energy transition and the circular economy. The selection process involves impact assessment, 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 behaviours or companies that violate Global Compact principles such as human rights protection and environmental preservation.
We also do not invest in ompanies 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 has a global investment universe that is aligned with long term societal and environmental trends. The fund strives to add value through company analysis, engagement and impact measurement. The fund does not have a benchmark. The MSCI AC World (NR) is used as a reference index for long term financial performance comparison purposes. 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.