* for undertakings deriving more than 5% of their turnover from coal mining
With Impact, Responsible and Integration we cover the entire range of sustainable investments.
These funds comply with Article 8 and 9 of the Disclosure Regulation.
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Impact/Article 9 SFDR
These are very specific investment strategies with an ecologic or social focus.
Social and/or ecologic progress should be further advanced.
Impact becomes visible and is reported on regularly. These investment funds comply with Article 9 SFDR.
Responsible/Article 8 SFDR
Ecological, social and governance data lead to a proprietary ESG-rating.
The best-in-class approach guarantees that, in each industry, the most sustainable corporations get selected.
Strict exclusion criteria from all perspectives of sustainability. These investment funds comply with Article 8 SFDR.
Integration/Article 8 SFDR
Integration means to include ESG-criteria in the investment process, because they can have a positive financial impact.
E.g. corporations with a high ESG-risk are excluded.
Analysts identify investments whose ESG-characteristics should be reflected in terms of economic advantages, and then recommend them. These investment funds comply with Article 8 SFDR.
Please note the disclaimer and legal notes at the bottom of the fund page.
GUIDELINES ON MINIMUM ETHICAL STANDARDS
The minimum ethical standards of all mutual funds (bonds, equities) of Erste Asset Management include Exclusion of controversial weapons, no food speculation and no investments in coal.
The Erste Ethics Advisory Board supports Erste Asset Management in all matters relating to the ESG approach and investment process. It currently comprises four (maximum five) experts from the fields of management accounting, political science, ethical and sustainable investment and moral theology. The chairperson is Prof. Greiling.
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Dorothea Greiling, Chair and head of the Institute of Management Accounting at Johannes Kepler University Linz with a research focus on sustainability reporting, the implementation of sustainability goals through instruments of internal corporate management, especially in public and social economy enterprises.
Dr. Anja Appel, Head of the Coordination Office of the Austrian Bishop’s Conference for development and missionary work (KOO - Koordinierungsstelle der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz für internationale Entwicklung und Mission) and as such on the board of the international umbrella organization of Catholic agencies (CIDSE). She is on the Supervisory Board of ÖFSE (Austrian Foundation for Development Research), on the Advisory Board of MISEREOR (the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation) and an advisory member of the Diocesan Commission for World Church and Development Cooperation of the Archdiocese of Vienna.
Dr. Herbert Ritsch is an economist and business ethicist. He has been working on sustainability and ethics in the financial world for 15 years. In addition to conducting studies on sustainable investments, he is also an accredited auditor for The Austrian Ecolabel (UZ49, Sustainable Finance).
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Rosenberger, Head of the Institute of Moral Theology at the Catholic Private University Linz, member of the permanent commission FinAnKo (ethical investment guidelines) of the Austrian Bishops' Conference and member of two other ethics advisory boards for sustainable/ethical investments.
MAKING DECISIONS, WHERE THEY ARE IMPORTANT.
By active ownership, we understand our responsibility as an investor not only to include sustainability criteria in the selection of securities, but also to actively advocate measures towards social responsibility, environmental protection or greater transparency.
This document is an advertisement. All data is sourced from Erste Asset Management GmbH, unless indicated otherwise. Our languages of communication are German and English.
The prospectus for UCITS (including any amendments) is published in Amtsblatt zur Wiener Zeitung in accordance with the provisions of the InvFG 2011 in the currently amended version. Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG is prepared for the alternative investment funds (AIF) administered by Erste Asset Management GmbH, pursuant to the provisions of the AIFMG in connection with the InvFG 2011.
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