Sustainability is a global concern and an imperative for each and every one of us. As a leading asset manager, we want to help build a sustainable financial system and ensure that our clients can factor socially responsible criteria into their investment decisions. That is why we have become a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI).


UNPRI – The most comprehensive global standard

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) are a set of principles created in 2006 for institutional asset owners and managers to follow. By becoming a signatory to the principles, investors agree to take account of economic, social, and goverance (ESG) issues when managing their portfolios. At BCV, we follow these principles in all of the asset-management activities we conduct for our clients.

The UNPRI are by far the most comprehensive and credible set of principles out there, and the most widely recognized standard within the financial community, with more than 2,400 signatories in 50 different countries to date.

Six principles

Signatories agree to abide by six principles:

  1. We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  2. We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  3. We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  4. We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  5. We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  6. We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

UNPRI disclosure requirements

UNPRI is a voluntary set of principles. But once an investor has signed up, they are required to regularly report on their responsible investment practices using a standardized framework. They then receive an assessment report that tracks their year-on-year progress and compares it with that of their peers.

To learn more: https://www.unpri.org/

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