We believe strong performance over time depends on investing responsibly. Companies with a strong record on the environment, corporate governance and social responsibility are, in our view, more likely to provide excess returns to investors over time. We thus examine issues surrounding the environment, corporate governance and social responsibility.
Arctic Fund Management continuously incorporates ESG factors as part of its investment process, from initial investment to regular reviews and continuous monitoring of investments.
When making an initial portfolio investment, ESG factors are part of the scorecard used in evaluating the company, and we follow-up with the company as needed on relevant ESG factors as needed before an initial investment is made. Our evaluation of ESG factors in relation to an initial investment in a portfolio company is documented in scorecards and initial investment case presentations.
Arctic Fund Management is a signatory of PRI and follows the principles set out by the investor initiative. We adhere to the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global’s exclusion list.