A holistic and forward-thinking vision
We adopt a holistic and forward-thinking approach to all the companies and countries in which we invest. This plays an important role in the risk management of our investments, in stimulating behavioural change (which can be achieved with a mixture of instruments) and in contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The basis of our policy is that companies and countries have to comply with our socio-ethical investment principles, called our Fundamental Investment Principles. These define the bottom-line of our investments. Companies and countries not complying with these principles are considered to exhibit unacceptable behaviour.
Secondly, we assess the adaptive capacities of the companies to prepare themselves for the transition risks against seven Fundamental Material Drivers. These drivers show how companies respond to the social and market changes caused by the sustainability transition. For each driver, we have formulated a specific ambition. In order to achieve these ambitions, choices must be made, for example, to cease, reduce, replace, recycle or innovate.
ACTIAM uses a broad range of data sources to gain insight into the companies' behaviour, such as from MSCI, Carbon Delta, 427 and fintech company Util. Moreover, our principles are based on a range of international agreements and principles, including the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments (UN PRI).