“We speak with Arianna Magni, Head of the Institutional and International Business Development Department at Etica Sgr – the only Italian asset management company that, since its launch in 2000, exclusively offers sustainable and responsible mutual funds to private and institutional investors, with the aim of representing the values of ethical finance in financial markets.
The distinctive character of Etica’s funds is the rigorous selection of securities issued by companies and countries that show a special commitment to environmental protection, human rights and good corporate governance.
Etica sustains a constant dialogue with the management and exercises its voting rights in the shareholders’ meetings of the companies in which its funds invest, in order to urge companies towards more responsible behaviour and help them achieve this goal.
By embracing ESG criteria, codified in a transparent methodology, the company can manage risk more effectively and seize interesting investment opportunities.
Below, Arianna introduces us to ethical mutual funds and explains the growing appetite for them.”
Finance Monthly – Can you explain ethical mutual funds to us?
Arianna Magni – In ethical mutual funds, the goal of achieving positive financial returns goes hand in hand with generating positive effects for the environment and society. We measure the impact of our funds’ equity investments, in relation to the social, environmental and governance indicators linked to the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
An Introduction To Ethical Mutual Funds
"In ethical mutual funds, the goal of achieving positive financial returns goes hand in hand with generating positive effects for the environment and society".