Our parent company, Nikko AM, demonstrates corporate responsibility by behaving ethically, practicing good corporate governance and treating employees with respect. Developing and promoting socially responsible investment (SRI) funds has also become a natural and meaningful part of the business. Nikko AM became the first asset manager in Japan to offer an SRI fund in 1999; the group now offers a number of strategies with an SRI focus.
The Group's efforts don't stop there – it places a high value on environmental and social contribution activities, we also encourage employees to get involved in the local community through initiatives intended to help enhance the lives of others.
Socially Responsible Investing
The Nikko AM Group has launched several SRI funds over the last decade, including a strategy which invests in World Bank Green Bonds, which finance projects focused on addressing climate challenges. The group also participates in the following industry-wide initiatives:
- Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investing in Asia (ASrIA): Nikko AM was a founding member of this Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation, which promotes sustainable SRI practices across Asia.
- Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI): As a signatory to these principles, Nikko AM's investment professionals commit to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues within the investment process.