ESG Risk: recent finance-related events demonstrate how social and environmental irresponsibility expose companies to serious risks, such as reputational and operating risks, which can also affect financial returns.
Etica SGR has joined the Access to medicine for all campaign to recognise everyone’s universal right to access the best possible level of healthcare. This right has not been guaranteed to date since two billion people in the world do not have access to the medicine they need. This includes millions of individuals in low- and middle-income countries […]
What is engagement in the world of investment? By the term engagement we refer to the activity of dialogue between investors and businesses and the exercise of voting rights in relation to our equity investments. The aim of engagement is to establish a continuous and constructive dialogue over time on the questions of sustainability and […]
The new Etica Sgr corporate video. “With one foot in tomorrow’s economy, we invest today in everything we believe is sustainable for our planet and able to generate long-term returns for our clients“. This is the most significant phrase of our new corporate video, which tells us about our company, our themes and our values […]
The Impact Report for the first time measures the social, environmental and governance impact of Etica Sgr’s equity investments. Our aim is to inform our clients of the current and future effectiveness of our screening process, allowing us to invest exclusively in companies which pass a rigorous assessment based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Socially […]
Safeguarding the environment, the challenges facing the agri-food system, corporate responsibility in respect for human rights and the importance of good corporate conduct. These are the key issues tackled in 2016 by Etica Sgr in 73 engagement initiatives with 40 Italian and foreign companies. Objective: to stimulate continual improvement in the environmental, social and governance spheres […]
ESG Risk is the risk deriving from Environmental, Social and Governance factors impacting the performance of securities in a mutual fund. There is no satisfactory metric for ESG risk in the current literature and a new and rigorous approach to building fund portfolios is needed. Given the peculiar nature of Etica Sgr’s business and the importance […]
Reducing environmental impact: an investment we believe in. As an asset management company that is focused on sustainable investing, and as a signatory to the Montréal Carbon Pledge, we measure and disclose the carbon footprint of our Etica Azionario fund on an annual basis. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions […]
In 2014 the season of shareholder engagement promises to be intense for Etica Sgr: in addition to last year issues, such as human rights respect and supply chain, Etica will devote particular attention to environmental issues. We are going to participate to the AGM (Annual General Meeting) of Italian and international companies by focusing on […]
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