Implementation of ESG criteria in the investment proces
Mercier Vanderlinden is convinced that the ambition to evolve towards a more sustainable world can only happen through intensive collaborations with multiple partners that share the same vision. That is why Mercier Vanderlinden started several partnerships. Hence, through its cooperation with Sustainalytics, Mercier Vanderlinden 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.
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.