Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is pleased to announce that The Aberdeen Standard SICAV I – Emerging Markets Sustainable and Responsible Investment Equity Fund (“the Fund”) has been awarded with the “Towards Sustainability label “ of the Belgian federation of the financial sector, Febelfin, for sustainable and socially responsible investment in Belgium.
The actively managed Fund invests in high quality, sustainably managed companies and is positively tilted towards companies with a strong track-record of managing their environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities.
Achieving this label is a valuable step on the way to invest for a better future and to create a more sustainable society.
Christophe Palumbo, Head of Business Development for ASI in Belgium & Luxembourg said:
“We are delighted that the Fund, whichcombines two key strengths of our business - Emerging markets and ESG investments, has been awareded the “Towards Sustainability label”. Investors do not have to choose between their ESG goals and delivering financial returns, these elements can be complementary and even enhance long-term investment performance. The goal of this Fund is to make a difference – for our clients, society and the wider world.”
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have been an integral part of ASI’s decision-making process for almost 30 years. By putting ESG factors at the heart of the investment process, ASI believes that investing responsibly can help generate long-term value for clients. The impact of Covid-19 makes this goal even more important. Working together for a more sustainable future is required more than ever.
A dedicated, 20-strong ESG Investment team works closely with colleagues across all asset classes to support this work. A further 30 dedicated ESG asset-class analysts provide an additional layer of expertise.
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