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.