Principles for Responsible Investment
Earth Capital (EC) has been a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment since 2009. In our 2018 assessment EC scored A+, A+ & A in the three categories.
The UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) were established in 2005 and is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. The PRI works to understand the investment implications of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.
The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks. The six Principles are:
- We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
- We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
- We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
- We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
- We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Earth Capital believes that it is important to be transparent on these issues and our latest assessment can be viewed below.