RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT
Nanuk’s commitment to investing sustainably and managing responsibly is inherent in the firm’s values and beliefs, and in our clearly defined focus on investing in companies having a material proportion of their activities in industries that are contributing to or benefiting from the global transition to greater global environmental sustainability and resource efficiency.
We believe that successful investment in these areas is critical in facilitating this global transition, through improving the efficiency of capital allocation and facilitating better long-term decision-making through broad engagement with stakeholders, including corporate leaders and the public.
Nanuk considers environmental sustainability in a holistic and global context, investing in companies that are contributing positively at an extrinsic level. Our focus naturally and explicitly precludes investment in many industries that do not align with the firm’s values and its sustainability focus, and many companies whose practices we believe contravene environmental, social and ethical norms.
Nanuk’s approach to responsible and sustainable investment, and the manner in which environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and values-based norms are integrated into the firm’s approach and investment process, are described in more detail in the firm’s Responsible and Sustainable Investment Statement (PDF link here).
Nanuk utilises ESG and governance research from ISS and specialist sustainability analytics from Sustainable Platform (www.sustainableplatform.com).
The outcomes of Nanuk’s sustainability focused approach are detailed in our annual Impact and ESG Report (PDF link here) and a full report of voting activity is provided in our annual Proxy Voting Report (PDF link here).
The Nanuk New World Fund has been certified by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia as a Responsible Investment according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See www.responsibleinvestment.org for details.
Nanuk is wholly focussed on sustainable and responsible investing and is pleased to be a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Only the equivalent of certain sophisticated wholesale or professional investors, as variously defined around the world, can invest in the Nanuk New World Fund or separately with managed account strategies. For example, for US persons this would include persons who are both Qualified Purchasers and Accredited Investors. Investors should obtain independent advice.