Obtaining a good return and investing in a socially responsible manner go together quite well indeed. We mainly focus on two topics: jobs and climate change.
How does that look in real life?
- First of all, we choose to make investments in best-in-class shares when we invest in utility companies, precious metals, aviation and the steel industry. Companies that have the best approach to climate risks emit such shares. We talk to these companies in order to encourage them to use more renewable energies. We do not invest in fossile energies, so we do not invest in charcoal, oil and gas extraction and distribution.
- We invest in companies that make a positive contribution to the energy transition, such as wind and solar parks, energy storage, grid companies, and monitoring and optimisation. These companies also ensure the creation of additional jobs in our own sector.
- Finally, we join (inter)national initiatives that want to make a visible contribution to a positive change in the climate. Examples include the Paris climate agreement (in Dutch) and the Dutch Climate Agreement (in Dutch).