At Unigestion, managing risks lies at the heart of our investment philosophy and is the common thread running through all our investment strategies. We believe that integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria into our investment and decision making processes is essential to better understanding the risks of our investments and therefore has a positive impact on the risk-adjusted performance of our investment portfolios.
In addition we serve institutions whose stakeholders take a keen interest in the ESG behaviour of the companies they invest in. We therefore believe it is also our duty towards them to integrate ESG criteria into investment decision making processes.
We integrate ESG criteria into our decision-making processes
Eric Cockshutt discusses responsible investing at Unigestion and our ESG engagement
We promote responsible investing best practices
Unigestion is a signatory to the UN supported PRI, which requires us to continuously increase our scrutiny of the way ESG issues are respected, measured and handled throughout our investment activities, and to making ongoing improvements.
Unigestion is also an active member of Swiss Sustainable Finance which was created to promote sustainability in the Swiss financial market and to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a leading worldwide centre for sustainable finance.