Petercam obtains special SRI label in Europe

Petercam Institutional Asset Management has been shortlisted for the Novethic SRI Labels in France.

The label, which is unique in Europe, ensures that the sustainable and responsible investment processes are transparent and clear to investors and that the analysis of companies with regard to Environmental, Social and Governance criteria (ESG) has a material impact on the selection of portfolios.

Petercam Institutional Asset Management has announced that its three Responsible Investment Strategies have obtained this label. The Petercam investment funds shortlisted are:

• Petercam Equities Europe Sustainable, investing in European equities
• Petercam L Bonds Government Sustainable, investing in euro-denominated sovereign bonds issued by OECD countries
• Petercam L Bonds Emerging Markets Sustainable, investing in EM sovereign bonds.

Ophélie Mortier, Petercam’s Responsible Investment Coordinator, commented: “As we have obtained the labels for the third consecutive year, the rigour and discipline of our SRI-process becomes clear. Novethic has become more demanding in its analytical framework, and participants need to comply with more criteria than ever.

“This also shows that we have continued to enhance our model and review it at regular intervals to ensure its relevance in the long run.
Moreover, Petercam has played a pioneering role as it is the  first time that an investment fund investing in emerging market debt with a sustainable filter has received this award.”

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