Mercier Vanderlinden has been endorsing the PRIs of the UN since 2017
What is the UNPRI?
This is a United Nations initiative – in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact – which aims to encourage the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment decision making. The 6 main principles for Responsible Investment are based on a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a range of possible actions to meet the standards of ESG issues.
Mercier Vanderlinden Asset Management introduced the six principles for responsible investment of the UNPRI in all its funds:
Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
Principle 6: We will each and all report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Signing the internationally-recognised Principles for Responsible Investment allows us to publicly demonstrate our commitment to responsible investment and seeking to build a more sustainable financial system.
Implementation of ESG criteria in the investment proces
Mercier Vanderlinden, through its cooperation with Sustainalytics, opted for a global leader in ESG research and engagement.
Sustainalytics is a leading provider of ESG research and engagement services to institutional investors. Sustainalytics acts as an owner-advocate by evaluating material ESG risks in clients’ portfolios and engaging with company representatives through constructive engagement dialogue.