How can I invest responsibly and sustainably in the global economy?
There is rising investor attention to investment strategies that incorporate environment, social and corporate governance factors (ESG) into portfolio construction. Through ESG analysis, Candriam identifies additional factors that are not always apparent in traditional and financial analysis, even though they could affect a company’s long-term value and competitiveness. ESG factors can thus be the key driver in the search for long-term sustainable performances and we clearly recognise the positive relationship between ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors and financial performance.
Candriam has a specific investment process that enables fund managers to select the best issuers from a financial and sustainable-development standpoint, optimising investors’ opportunities. We take into account various criteria:
- Environmental criteria, to analyse how a company performs as a steward of the natural environment;
- Social criteria, to examine a company’s relationship with its employees, suppliers, customers and communities;
- Governance, to deal with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits and internal controls, and shareholder rights.
As a responsible asset manager, we provide investment solutions that generate performance and trust, contributing to a sustainable global economy.