Wydler Asset Management signs the
UNITED NATIONS PRI
(Principles for Responsible Investment)
In November 2021, we signed the Principles for Responsible Investment, an investor initiative in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact.
As a signatory, we commit to our clients to voluntarily comply with the six UN Principles for Responsible Investment:
- We will integrate ESG* issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- We will be active shareholders and consider ESG* issues in our investment policies and practices.
- We will encourage companies and entities in which we invest to make appropriate disclosure regarding ESG* issues.
- We will drive acceptance and implementation of the Principles in the investment industry.
- We will work together to increase our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
- We will report on our activities and progress in implementing the Principles.
*ESG: English abbreviation, “E” stands for Environmental (environmental aspects, handling of energy and raw materials, low emissions, renewable energies), “S” for Social (social and societal aspects, working conditions, etc.) and “G” for Governance (responsible corporate management, sustainability management, measures to prevent corruption).
Having already implemented an ESG analysis in our investment process some time ago, signing up to the United Nations PRI is a logical further step. What is particularly noteworthy here is that by signing up, we have not changed a single detail in our company, no matter how small. Because with us, you have a partner at your side who does not have to interpret, re-implement or even learn sustainable investing. We have been acting responsibly in matters of capital investment for many years. In the interest of our clients, we are convinced that an investment strategy based on the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment is an imperative foundation for the decades to come.
Regular contact with companies in which we are invested or considering an investment, and their governing bodies such as boards of directors, is an important part of our internal analysis. Discussions on social and environmental aspects, as well as general governance issues, are a standard part of our investor meetings. Sustainability has been an inherent part of our investment strategy and philosophy since our company was founded.
Even though we do not engage in any significant business activities that impact the environment, we attach great importance to the sensitive use of working materials, consumables and energy in our offices. Responsible action, observance of the legal framework but also of internal guidelines, respectful treatment of colleagues, business partners and customers alike as well as clear and honest communication characterize us. It is not for nothing that the Wydler Asset Management company credo is: plain language is our capital.
We see it as part of our mission to develop sustainable investments according to long-term perspectives rather than short-term, cyclical trends, focusing on value and durability. Sustainability is not just a single word for us at Wydler Asset Management. For us, it is an attitude and a long-standing component of our investment culture, because our children should also find a world worth living in.
Therefore, as one of nearly 4,000 companies worldwide, we proudly announce our signing of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and will especially encourage our external partners to join the initiative as well.
UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact, a worldwide pact between companies and the
companies and the United Nations, was launched in 2000. The Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. The aim of the initiative, which brings together stakeholders, is to promote the implementation of ten generally principles related to human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and corruption prevention in business practices and strategies, thereby catalyzing strategies, and thus to be a catalyst for corporate action in the spirit of the the goals of the United Nations. With 7000 signatories from 135 countries, the pact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. Further information: www.unglobalcompact.org
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
The UNEP FI is a globally unique partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the international financial sector. Together with more than 200 financial institutions that have signed the UNEP FI’s Declaration on Sustainable Development and a host of other partner organizations, the UNEP FI is dedicated to developing and promoting linkages between sustainability and financial performance. UNEP FI aims to identify best practices in environmental and sustainability issues through partner networks, research and education, and to promote their implementation and realization at all levels of financial institutions’ operations. Further information:
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