Selecting Strong Improvements in ESG Key to Responsible Investing
On Wednesday 13 April 2016, NN Investment Partners (NNIP) held a conference dedicated to demystifying responsible investment at Cercle Munster in the Grund district of Luxembourg City.
NNIP collaborated with the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at Maastricht University to conduct a research project into the effect of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data on investment portfolios. NNIP, which holds €4.5bn assets under management in sustainable investments, decided to join forces with the business school to address what was described as the "tall order" of debunking responsible investment. This requires being an active and engaged investor and in return brings the benefits of complying with corporate values which creating "better and more complete investors".
Press coverage of the Luxembourg event.
Press release of NN IP on the study.
Executive summary of the study.