Institutional investors have a fiduciary duty to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators that are relevant to financial performance (see Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2005, page 13).

European companies must disclose ESG indicators relevant to their business performance in management reports (see Articles 19 and 20 of EU Accounting Directive 2013/34/EU).

SD-M® GmbH, drawing on years of scientific research by its shareholder Dr Axel Hesse, advises on how relevant ESG indicators can be integrated in the investment process using:

SD-KPIntegration®: SD-KPIs can be integrated into an active, passive or quant investment process in a way that is easy to comprehend, standardised and systematic. The process enables the portfolio and the related mandates to remain largely intact.

This process is particularly appropriate for equity and bond investing and does not necessarily entail limiting the investment universe via exclusion. The process also enables the portfolio and the related mandates to remain largely intact, so that the cooperation between asset owners and asset managers may continue.

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